Vietnamese edit

Etymology edit

From Italian Sicilia. The Italian phoneme /tʃ/ is generally rendered as the Vietnamese letter x and phoneme /s/, as if the Italian letter c was supposed to be pronounced like a "soft c" in French. Compare Phi-bô-na-xi (Fibonacci). French also influences how German names are rendered in Vietnamese.

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit


  1. Sicily

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