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(@kblake)
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Well down 'ere in Sssssstralia, we call em caaapoooooooooooo's mate....

Strewth you blokes talk funny !

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(@u2bono269)
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in the english language...a vowel followed by a single consonant is a long vowel. a vowel followed by a doubled consonant is a short vowel.

Capo = kay-poh
Cappo = kappo

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(@noteboat)
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in the english language...a vowel followed by a single consonant is a long vowel. a vowel followed by a doubled consonant is a short vowel.

Gotta love the English language... it seems I've been mis-pronouncing words like policy, benefit, onion....

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in the english language...a vowel followed by a single consonant is a long vowel. a vowel followed by a doubled consonant is a short vowel.

Gotta love the English language... it seems I've been mis-pronouncing words like policy, benefit, onion....

for the first 17 years of my life I pronounced monsters " Mongsters" and never realized it. Friends are great at pointing out your shortcomings. LOL

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(@greybeard)
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in the english language...a vowel followed by a single consonant is a long vowel. a vowel followed by a doubled consonant is a short vowel.

Capo = kay-poh
Cappo = kappo
Sadly, capotasto doesn't come from the English language, it is from latin, so latin rules should really apply. At least, that's the way we do it in this part of the world, mostly,......generally........well, OK, often.

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(@dogbite)
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in some parts of the USA piano is pronounced peeannie.

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(@jwmartin)
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The only absolute rule in the English language...is that there is an exception to every rule.

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(@tmarius)
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So true!

Anyway, for the record, i say kay-poe


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(@ballybiker)
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ahhh...from now on its defo a clampy thingy!!!!

the good old english language debate thrown in for good measure...it being a mixture of latin,french,german etc etc

you guys stateside and ozside have the right idea of the 'english' language...only in england could we pronounce lieutenant..... 'leptenant'???????????????

reminds me of a friend some years back...he'd jumped into the twenty first century at last and got a microwave....I quote

'got myself one of those new fangled microphone ovens'

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(@citizennoir)
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I'll stick to the original, latin pronunciation, thanks.

Well - I say CAPPO (kah-po) myself.
Though my Southside Chicago accent also has me pronounce Italian as EYE-talian.

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(@dogbite)
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I'll stick to the original, latin pronunciation, thanks.

Well - I say CAPPO (kah-po) myself.
Though my Southside Chicago accent also has me pronounce Italian as EYE-talian.

Ken

and being of Italian decent raised by Italian grandparents the EYE really bugs me.(wink)

learning the vowel pronunciation for Italian was an eye opener.
I sounds like eh.

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(@ksac32)
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Where is that thing that changes the key?-that usually works:)

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(@jick-jackson)
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one more for kay-poe, never heard it otherwise but really I know what you mean as long as it's in context

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(@fleaaaaaa)
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In the UK I hear most people say KA-PO! Just like how it is spelt Ca-Po!

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(@off-he-goes)
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I say Ca-po. Cay-po to me sounds really strange, and I've never heard anyone call it that. But I come from a place that drops and adds "h"s everywhere. Harbour becomes Arbour, ace becomes hace, and so on. So I just assume that we pronounce most words wrong. My father calls Chicago "Chicargo" but hes tries to correct himself now.

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