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By Wendy
#566571
In my Spanish lessons I was taught to say the syllables A, EH, I, OH, OO, and was told they are always said this way, so I always say "Ally olly" but lots say "Ally holy" I am right or not??


I know that looks a bit strange but I am trying to write them phonetically
TIA
By WendyH
#567771
I've never heard it pronounced ally holy (unless it's a Brit trying to sound posh :roll: )
By El Jurgen
#580521
Spanish people pronounce I like ee in English as in weed

So the correct pronounciation is Allee ollee
By mepossem
#580540
Holy Allah


you pronounce it
aliolí with the accent on the last i


if you come along will pronounce it 10 times for you :-)


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By Freesat Tv Murcia
#580683
mepossem wrote:Holy Allah


you pronounce it
aliolí with the accent on the last i


if you come along will pronounce it 10 times for you :-)


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But you must order something from the overpriced cafe menu first :lol: :lol: :lol:
By Mike E
#591612
According to my Spanish recipe 'book' it is one word

Alioli

al - ee - oh - lee
By Menina
#594820
Actually, there are several names for the same basic sauce used throughout the Mediterranean, including Alioli, Al-hòli, aïoli, aillade, al holio and a few more. There are also several versions of the recipe, some including a full egg or an egg yolk. The common ingredients are always garlic cloves, salt and olive oil and it was originally made with a mortar and a pestle. It could also be the origin of the egg mayonnaise.
The name alioli is quite possibly of Catalan or Provençal origin. A mixture of aïl (garlic or "ajo" in Spanish) and oïl (olive oil)
As for pronunciation, try this:
ahlleehohlleeh
Spanish vowels are single sounds a bit more elongated than the English ones. This is the reason why I am adding the h at the end of each vowel sound.
By johnf55
#634441
As far as I am aware it isn't pronounced holy, both because there isnt an H and Spanish don't say the H even if it was there!
By Mike E
#765482
jaime_teacher wrote:a (for car, bat, fat...) li (lee) o (like opera, dock, pot...) li (lee)
So a-li-o-li.
That word comes from "catalán" (the language in Catalunya) and it means garlic-and-oil.
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the a in car is different to that in that bat cat
By Mike E
#765490
johnf55 wrote:As far as I am aware it isn't pronounced holy, both because there isnt an H and Spanish don't say the H even if it was there!
Whist we are on this thread - perhaps more like holly (as in 'and the ivy') :wink:
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