Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reading Aloud In Italian Is... NOT Easy

As part of my Italian self-study, I have selected the Italian edition of Lonely Planet's Malaysia, Singapore e Brunei travel guide as my read-aloud textbook. In my quest to do so, without a doubt, I encountered some challenges. For today (I started doing this two days ago), the Italian words that initially gave me a hard time while reading them aloud are...

  1. l'originalissima
  2. colonialismo
  3. conquistarono

On their own, they seemed easy to read, but try saying them as part of sentences, that's when the problem sets in. I had to repeat and repeat and repeat before I can say them with a straight face. I spent 30 minutes of reading aloud (and studying) for three paragraphs. I LIKE!