Embarassing question from newbie

Bridget S.

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I have always heard it pronounced (even by my SA at the BalNY store):

Ba-len-see-ah-gah, I have also read though that it can be pronounced with the soft c that sounds like our "th" sound - Ba-len-thi-ah-gah. I haven't actually heard anyone pronounce it that way though.

I wish you well,

Bridget
 

Nat_CAN

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I did pronounce Bar lan char ga, like Italian way, even though I'm not Italian, lol. But my SA said Bar lan cee ar ga, so I guess I'll start pronounce like that. I'm also a newbie :rolleyes:
 

aalinne_72

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In spanish the letter "c" is pronunced as a "z" not as a "s" so.... bah -len -zi -ah -gah:graucho:
 

Jira

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This is an interesting thread. I've definitely heard variance on the c, but also on stress; I've heard SA's say: Bal-EN-ciaga, with extra stress on that second syllable.
 

sweetlust

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I supposed its Ba - lan - thia (cos C is th sound in spanish) - ga?? ^^^Interesting thread! :tup: