International Phonetic Alphabet - Basics of Singing Italian

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Fall 2011. Presentation on International Phonetic Alphabet for singers. Basics of Italian diction.

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International Phonetic Alphabet - Basics of Singing Italian

  1. 1. Italian Diction<br />
  2. 2. Differences from English<br />Longer<br />Romance<br />Different R <br />Dental T’s <br />Diphthongs<br />
  3. 3. Differences from English<br />Italian vowels ≠ English Vowels<br />Italian vowels are longer, they feel more forward<br />Italian is a romance language – it flows better<br />Different R – flipped<br />Dental T’s <br />No diphthongs in Italian the way there are in English – every vowel sounds – the vowels retain their value in diphthongs<br />
  4. 4. Italian Vowel Triangle<br />ʔ<br />ʔ<br />ʔ<br />ʔ<br />ʔ<br />ʔ<br />ʔ<br />
  5. 5. Italian Vowel Triangle<br />i<br />u<br />e<br />o<br />Ɔ<br />Ɛ<br />ɑ<br />
  6. 6. DOUBLES<br />?<br />
  7. 7. DOUBLES<br />MM – TT - LL <br />
  8. 8. DOUBLES<br />MM – LL - TT <br />Mamma – Bella - Notte<br />
  9. 9. DENTALS<br />?<br />
  10. 10. DENTALS<br />DENTALS<br />
  11. 11. R’s<br />[?] [?]<br />
  12. 12. R’s<br />[r] = rolled [ɾ] = flipped<br />
  13. 13. Elya and Enya<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. Enya<br />ɲ<br />
  16. 16. Enya<br />ɲ<br />Enya [ɲ]onion [ʌɲən] <br />slightly parting your lips, placing the tip of the tongue behind the bottom front teeth, and arching the tongue upward so that the tongue touches the boundary between<br />
  17. 17. Elya<br />λ<br />[small letter lambda]<br />
  18. 18. Elya<br />λ<br />Elya [ʎ]:<br />slightly parting your lips placing the tip of your tongue behind the bottom front teeth, and arching the tongue so that the arch of the tongue touches the front of the hard palate. - million [lj]<br />
  19. 19. O cessate di piagarmi<br />O cessatedipiagarmi<br />O lasciatemimorir!<br />Luci ingrate dispietate<br />Piudigeloepiu de’ marmi<br />Freddeesorde a’ mieimartir!<br />
  20. 20. TYPES OF TRANSLATION<br />
  21. 21. TYPES OF TRANSLATION<br />IPA TRANSLATION<br /> O cessatedipiagarmi<br />[otʃe.sɑ.tedipja.ɡar.mi] <br />
  22. 22. TYPES OF TRANSLATION<br />IPA TRANSLATION + Word for Word<br /> O cessatedipiagarmi<br />[otʃe.sɑ.tedipja.ɡar.mi]<br />Either cease to wound-me<br />
  23. 23. TYPES OF TRANSLATION<br />IPA TRANSLATION + Word for Word + POETIC<br /> O cessatedipiagarmi<br />[otʃe.sɑ.tedipja.ɡar.mi]<br />Either cease to wound-me<br />O stop wounding me<br />
  24. 24. O cessate di piagarmi<br />
  25. 25. O cessate di piagarmi<br />
  26. 26. O cessate di piagarmi<br />
  27. 27. O cessate di piagarmi<br />
  28. 28. O cessate di piagarmi<br />

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