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/I talk I / or /I talk e/

What is the correct way to pronounce Italki? 

I've heard both on teachers' videos. 

Mar 11, 2017 4:11 PM
Comments · 5
Just watch their commercial on Youtube.  They pronounce the name there.
March 11, 2017
I have always pronounced it as "eye + talk + ee" (or "i talk e" as you wrote it). I pronounce the first i as the word "eye" or the letter's name since it follows the pronunciation pattern in service and product names like the i in iPhone. I pronounce the final i as e because English words like Burdundi, scampi,  hibachi (Japanese in origin but an English word too), brewski, broccoli, etc. all end in an "ee" sound. Of course, words like syllabi and octopi end in an "eye" / "i" sound but they are considered irregulars in English.  
March 12, 2017
I always figured it was pronounced "i-talk-ee" for some reason.
March 11, 2017
It's a made up word, your guess is as good as mine. I pronounce it with the 'ee' sound at the end as it reminds me of a word like 'walkie-talkie',  and to me it feels strange to pronounce it the other way. But then, pretty much all of the Spanish speakers I have met pronounce the first syllable as 'ee' as well (as you do in Spanish, this notion of vowels having different pronunciations being rather strange to them.)
March 11, 2017
I always thought it was "I Talk e"
March 11, 2017