Comments for the name Dante

Comments for DANTE:

This wouldn't be pronounced DAHN-te (long 'ah') in Italian, which does not use the longer vowel. It would be DAN-te. But American pronunciations can go as far as dawn-TAY.
-- Elly747  1/13/2007
In Italian, the vowels A, E, I, O, and U are pronounced AH, A, E, O, and OO. There is no other pronunciation for these letters like there is in English. This name is absolutely pronounced "DON-tay" in Italian (but of course, no "y" sound, I only put that there for emphasis on the long A).
-- Varuca  11/29/2008
I prefer the DAHN-tay pronunciation personally. Beautiful but strong and masculine Italian name with a great history -to me it's a diamond in the rough and I can't believe not many people are using this name.
-- tsarinaoftheplains  9/8/2013

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