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How do you pronounce the name CARMINE?

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MadreInglese Wed 22-Oct-08 11:04:52

Is it just as it looks eg car-mine, or something else?

schneebly Wed 22-Oct-08 11:06:11

yep just like that I think smile

MadreInglese Wed 22-Oct-08 11:25:28

Thanks, wasn't sure if the pronounciation was a bit more exotic smile

Penthesileia Wed 22-Oct-08 11:29:15

It's Italian, I believe, so should be pronounced: Car-mee-ney. But I think it's common (particularly in the US) to 'anglicise' it and pronounce it as Car-mine.


MadreInglese Wed 22-Oct-08 11:30:11

Ah I see, thanks

Penthesileia Wed 22-Oct-08 11:38:40

Pronounced the Italian way it's rather beautiful, don't you think? It means song (I guess you know this already!) - from the Latin 'carmen'.

Hang on, though. You mean the name, right? As in that actor in CSI: New York? Cos there's a colour 'carmine' too (deep red), and that is pronounced 'Car-mine', I think. Hmmm - actually not sure about that one... [confused emoticon]

MadreInglese Wed 22-Oct-08 11:57:10

Yes, the CSI fella, LOL

DP I & were debating how to pronounce it after watching last night (very exciting lives you see!)

TigerFeet Wed 22-Oct-08 12:08:20

Carmine Red is also a food colouring, E120 iirc

I had no idea it was a name as well <<needs to get out more emoticon>>

Penthesileia Wed 22-Oct-08 14:41:40

Actually, although the words are spelt the same, they come from different roots - Carmine (the name) from Latin 'carmen'; and carmine the colour is from Arabic (? I think...) for red, IIRC. [definitely needs to get out more emoticon] blush

TheHedgeWitch Wed 22-Oct-08 18:09:01

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ClaireDeLoon Wed 22-Oct-08 18:17:07

The Italian name is pronounced Carmeeney - unless the Carmine I know mispronounces his name

Twiglett Wed 22-Oct-08 18:18:21


in a New York drawl

rolledhedgehog Thu 23-Oct-08 16:51:11

The character in The Sopranos is pronounced Car-mine.

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