How did they say it?

Apr 14, 2011 by

It is not difficult to find websites that offer recordings of historical dialects or even of long-ago dead languages. But how do we know how anything was pronounced in ages past? Unfortunately, there are only three reliable ways to...

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Languages of Italy: part 2

Sep 8, 2010 by

In yesterday’s posting I discussed linguistic varieties spoken Italy and noted that there is a divide between northern Italy and central/southern Italy. The development of northern Italian dialects was influenced by the Langue...

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