"ci" sound

LynnS102

LynnS102

It seems Roberto pronounces "ci" at the end of middle of words as "shi"--not sure how to put this in Italian. Is this regional?
LynnS102

LynnS102

End OR middle--sorry!
caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi LynnS102,

Thank you so much for your question!

Would you be able to point me to a specific example/audio/lesson so that I can help you?

Thanks! :)
LynnS102

LynnS102

For example, 20:39 in lesson 20.4.

 

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi LynnS102, 

Thanks for pointing it out!

I listened to the specific part you referred to and, indeed, the first "ci" sound is pronounced more like "shi" in this case.

This could be due to the speaker's specific regional pronunciation (it frequently happens in Tuscany, for instance).

Hope this helps :)

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