Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sunny Melbourne, Alfa Capital.
The "..ay" is troubling me a bit boys.
In most dialects, a word like BERTONE is Ber-ton-e - it has a soft 'e', not 'ay' the way we kill it here in Australia. So, same for Stradale, Competitzione etc, etc...
I dont know how language works in American schools, but here in Australia children are taught the sounds that letters make in speech. The letter E, is 'e', short and sweet. Same in Italian, and my Maltese too.