Italian is definitely one of the top dogs when we think of an upbeat, seductive, romantic language with charm and zest. An Italian voice over is a surefire way to immediately bring that 'cool' factor into your projects.
Italian is an excellent exponent of elegance, effusiveness, and and immediately recognizable style. It's friendly, warm, conversational, and has a varied and deep history that is reflected in its many accents and dialects. An Italian voice over is the ideal way to leverage this storied identity to elevate your projects into something truly special.
The story of Italian stretches back into the millennia. It is a descendant of Vulgar Latin — widely spoken across the Roman Empire — mixed with Sardinian. What is now recognized as standard italian has a strong influence of the Tuscan poets of the 12th century, but early traces of Italian go as far back as the 8th century. Italy was not unified at first, but actually a collection of regional city-states. That's why each had a very distinct accent or dialect. Today, various versions of these regional Italian dialects continue to exist. Italian, has a whole, is indeed a varied collection of dialects with a common history that stretches from north to south of the Italian Peninsula.
Italian is the official language of Italy, of course, but it's also spoken elsewhere. It is also one of the official languages of Switzerland, has an official minority status in parts of Eastern Europe, and prevalence in parts Greece. It's also spoken by many expat communities in the Americas and Australia. It is spoken by 67 million people in the European Union, with over 13 million that know it as a second language. The total tally of speakers worldwide is estimated at around 85 million.
Owing to its varied, long history and the tendency of cities to have been city-states, Italy has many regional accents with differences both big and small. Around 34 dialects coexist in Italy at the moment, though many have enough particular attributes to qualify as languages in their own right. Varieties like Tuscan, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Roman, Venetian, are all pretty different from each other. The Florentine dialect is the most well-known version of Italian.
Italian is generally recognized as a clear, intelligible language with an upbeat, vivacious tone. An Italian voice over can make the characteristics of this rich language pop for amazing results.
Pronunciation varies according to the region, but Italian is generally regarded as having an open-vowel sound that is very relaxed.
You can use an Italian voice over for pretty much everything. Whether you're going for that immediate 'cool' factor, or a more elegant, subdued tone. Or you can go all-in with a full gesticulating, effusive Italian character that is equal parts well-meaning cliche and loving tribute. The only limit is your imagination, and the toolbox of your chosen performer.
Italian is certainly a powerful and expressive language – and it’s spoken in more countries than just Italy. In Switzerland and San Marino, Italian is widely spoken and there are minority and expatriate communities of Italians all over the world. An Italian voice over can really go a long way.
At this point, you may be saying: ‘Il mio italiano è orribile!’ (My Italian is terrible!) Relax. All you need is a local Italian voice over artist. It’s not difficult to do, at least, not with BunnyStudio! You’ll get nothing but sheer professionalism from our Italian voice actors. The voices are beautiful, the recordings are perfect and the turnaround time is really quick. Once you've chosen the voice talent that’s right for your message, you’ll have your voice over in a matter of hours.
Soon, you’ll be listening to your Italian voice over and marveling at the beauty of the language, the perfection of the recording and the perfect timing with which each phrase is delivered. Congratulations! You chose BunnyStudio.