Friday, October 31, 2008


I was just looking at some old stuff of mine written in English and found a quote from ספורנו. I must have heard five different pronunciations of that name over the years: Siforno, Siporno, Sipurno, Sforno, etc. So I figured here would be as good a place as any to ask - Does any have any idea what the actual exact pronunciation should be?

Please see this post from Mississippi Fred for a more extensive investigation.


Anonymous said...

אם אינני טועה ראיתי
אבל זו עיר באיטליה וצריך לברר איך המקום נקרא

Shtikler said...

Hmmm, according to the omnipotent Wikipedia it is simply a family name and I wasn't able to find any city in Italy by that name.

Anonymous said...

I think forno means "oven" in Italian and, yes, there is a town of Forno, here -

Se Forno means - Forno itself, or
"is Forno"?