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What a pity for the mess-up with pronunciation,
This review is from: Oxford Italian Minidictionary (Italian-English English-Italian) (Paperback)
The one blatant shortcoming of this dictionary is its failure to indicate Italian pronunciation properly. The Italian letters E, O, S and Z have two different realisations each, where the alternation is essentially not predictable. The dictionary ignores this, and what irks me most is that it painstakingly indicates the pronunciations of all English entries. The skimpy, one-page “Italian pronunciation guide” at the beginning might as well have been omitted.
Other than this, the dictionary is excellent, surprisingly comprehensive especially in view of its size, and thoroughly up to date (I at least haven’t seen other dictionaries that include “sound card” or “pulldown menu”). Were a future edition to include Italian phonetic transcriptions, then I wouldn’t have anything to say to that (besides giving it six stars).