Appendix:Italian Pronunciation
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Appendix:Italian Pronunciation

See Italian phonology at resource for a thorough look at the sounds of Italian. In addition, the Wikipedia help page for IPA for Italian has some useful English approximations.

Italian suprasegmentals
Symbol Meaning
' Primary stress
? Secondary stress
: Long vowel or
geminated consonant[1]


  1. ^ Consonant gemination may also be transcribed by doubling the IPA symbol (e.g. cotto /'k?tto/~/'k?t:o/). Also, Italian features syntactic gemination: è buono /b'bw?:no/.

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