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Question about the pronunciation of "Mello"

Okay, Mary and John are pronouncing it to rhyme with "yellow" and "hello" (thus the bad jokes that keep coming).

I guess this is correct as they wouldn't go on air sounding ignorant.

But...I know that in Spanish, two LLs are pronouncied with a "y" sound. I guess this is not the case in Portuguese?
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Re: Question about the pronunciation of "Mello"

Thanks for asking that question. I would like to know as well.
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Re: Question about the pronunciation of "Mello"

http://www.sonia-portuguese.com/text...iation%20Guide
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Re: Question about the pronunciation of "Mello"

Mac and Dick Enberg are having way too much fun with his name.
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Re: Question about the pronunciation of "Mello"

i am latin and i pronounce it : Meyo, no melloww or something like that., english people pronounce like that coz they dont understand the rules of the spanish language .
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Re: Question about the pronunciation of "Mello"

May-low? Or is that a no-no ?


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Re: Question about the pronunciation of "Mello"

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i am latin and i pronounce it : Meyo, no melloww or something like that., english people pronounce like that coz they dont understand the rules of the spanish language .
And you don't understand they speak Portuguese in Brazil

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May-low? Or is that a no-no ?

no dear, not "may - low", that might be interpreted in a different context u have to follow the rules of spanish grammar and pronounce it: Meyo.
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And you don't understand they speak Portuguese in Brazil
either way u dont pronounce it : Mellowwww or something like that in Portuguese.
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Re: Question about the pronunciation of "Mello"

I thought it was pretty funny that Mac and Dick lost it over this man's name. But, I think the correct pronounciation to American ears would be MAY-YO.
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no dear, not "may - low", that might be interpreted in a different context u have to follow the rules of spanish grammar and pronounce it: Meyo.
Oh ok, thanx


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Re: Question about the pronunciation of "Mello"

Daniel,

Yes, you're right. That's if we're talking about Spanish, but Brazilians' official language is Portuguese, and Portuguese follows a different linguistic pattern than Spanish.

You pronounce it, according to the guide star posted a link to, "may-loo". The double "L" sound in Spanish, is "LH" in Portuguese, so it wouldn't be "may-o". Please refer to that link; it's extremely helpful. Any Portuguese speakers here to corroborate this?

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You're right Sigma Perfect!

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You're right Sigma Perfect!
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Daniel,

Yes, you're right. That's if we're talking about Spanish, but Brazilians' official language is Portuguese, and Portuguese follows a different linguistic pattern than Spanish.

You pronounce it, according to the guide star posted a link to, "may-loo". The double "L" sound in Spanish, is "LH" in Portuguese, so it wouldn't be "may-o". Please refer to that link; it's extremely helpful. Any Portuguese speakers here to corroborate this?
oh ok, thanx


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