Novice Italian-language speaker here, so apologies for the elementary question, which is as follows.
What is the difference between pronouncing (e.g.) the words
Pulia (contrived)? I ask because it seems that
Itaglia (contrived) are seemingly pronounced the same – is this the case?
As another example, what's the difference betwixt pronouncing
EDIT: My issue is that the words
Italia sound the same, whereas
moduno (contrived) are clearly different.