Sent:     Friday, April 19, 2002 6:12 PM

Subject:    Angione from d'Angio



As to how d'Angio became Angione, there are at least  two possible explanations.

I prefer the first explanation in that it would be logical for Carlo d'Angio to want his opponents to believe that he had a great number of troops under his command.  [On the other hand, given my present size, perhaps there is something to be said for the other possibility!]

I also learned that in Italian, the last letter of our name is pronounced "ay" as in day.  The rules for Italian vowels follows:

There are five vowels, a, e, i, o and u.

In French, however,  the "e" would be silent as it is not accented.  Thus the pronunciation of Angione, as we were instructed, is the French way.

I hope this is responsive.