This page captures the moment so well
^^ I am really enjoying this!
Cool linguistic technic — having Ray tell him the spelling serves also to tell US the pronunciation. It must be sounded with a /k/ else there would be no reason to tell Ben it’s not spelled that way.
There is only one way to pronounce Scipio (or rather, only one way to properly pronounce Scipio), so I’m not sure if the pronounciation is the point.
Lemme tell ya that any bozo that snored through that part of his English education or maybe a foreigner that has never once gotten a challenging English class (like me) would pronounce it “see-pee-oh” as soon as they read it.
and don’t forget the italianized pronounciation where -ci- would sound like -chi-
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