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How is "Castafiore" pronounced?

NikkiRoux
Member
#1 · Posted: 2 Jan 2009 02:45
I've been wondering about it ever since I read The Castafiore Emerald. Is "Castafiore" pronounced Kahs-tah-fee-or or do you say the E at the end, like Kahs-tah-fee-o-reh? I saw something on television once, when some of the people were learning Italian, and they pronounced Capire with the E at the end, so I was wondering if it's the same for Castafiore.
greatsnakes
Member
#2 · Posted: 2 Jan 2009 04:45
I've always said it as "Kahs-tah-fee-or-eh"! But it's a good question, as I've often wondered what the right way was also!
Amilah
Member
#3 · Posted: 10 Jan 2009 00:01
I've only heard Kahs-tah-fee-ohr in french, including in official audiovisual versions.

I think it's the official pronounciation. Not necessarily the right one objectively, but the one used in the Tintin world.
Danagasta
Member
#4 · Posted: 19 Jan 2009 01:37
It's kah-sta-FYOH-reh. 4 syllables. Fluent Italian speaker here.
gianfrancogoria
Member
#5 · Posted: 19 Jan 2009 11:05
kah-sta-FYOH-reh
Sure. No doubt. I'm italian... :-)
cigars of the beeper
Member
#6 · Posted: 19 Jan 2009 18:37
I always automatically thought "Cas-ta-fire," but I always knew it was wrong, and I say Cas-ta-fioray
Chuckles_Merrily
Member
#7 · Posted: 4 Feb 2009 09:07
Well I don't know about English but in French its Casta-Fi-Or-Eh
Haddocks Beard
Member
#8 · Posted: 28 Jun 2009 20:32
I always used to think it was Casta-fire too. Then when I had an Italian friend by the name of Fiore, I realized that it must be Kah-sta-fyor-eh.
number1fan
Member
#9 · Posted: 29 Jun 2009 14:20
cass-terr-furie
snowybella
Member
#10 · Posted: 26 Jun 2017 04:13
I say "Castafiore" as "Cas-ta-fwoare-ray".

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