What is the correct pronounciation for bologna?
If you answered "bolonie", then why are the phonetics so disjointed? (Cf.: colonel, etc.)
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The correct pronounciation is buh-loh-nee. The word Bologna came from the name of a city in Italy. That is why it is pronounced differently from how it is spelled. A lot of English words come from other languages. Colonel comes from a French word. When we borrow these words from other languages we usually keep the pronounciation and spelling the same eventhough it is different from English.
- GuitarpickerLv 71 decade ago
English and its parameters can be confusing at best. The word is pronounced as bo-lone-ah, but baloney is better understood.
As for colonel: the pronounciation is as a kernel of corn. Perhaps its origins come from the early colonists.
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- AngelsFanLv 61 decade ago
- Deana GLv 51 decade ago
bo·lo·gna (b-ln, -n, -ny) KEY also ba·lo·ney or bo·lo·ney (-n) KEY
A seasoned smoked sausage made of mixed meats, such as beef, pork, and veal.
you can hear the pronounciation at the dictionary link below:
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- PaparazziLv 61 decade ago
Mad Irish Mamma is right.
- LKLv 71 decade ago
I go ahead and say "boll-oh-nyah"... but people look at me funny.
- Mad Irish MommaLv 41 decade ago
i personally would have said bolonya, but then what to I know!