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James?

Postby tenby » 11 Sep 2009, 19:05

What would the English James as in the first name be translated in Italian as I can see there is no J in the Italian alpahbet, or am I wrong.

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Re: James?

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Sep 2009, 19:36

GIACOMO = JAMES You are correct the letter J is no longr used in Italian. Formerly it had the force of a double I. To distinguish Tempi=times from Tempi=temples, the latter is often marked with one of those little tent figures on top (Circumflex). Prior to this the old practive was to write Tempj. =Peter=
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Re: James?

Postby tenby » 11 Sep 2009, 19:38

Thank you Peter

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Re: James?

Postby Lucap » 11 Sep 2009, 20:25

It's correct that the letter "j" is no longer used in the italian alphabet, and that James is the english corresponding of Giacomo, but the plural form of the word "tempio" is "templi" :wink:

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Re: James?

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Sep 2009, 20:30

Thanks Lucap I guess my Italian Dictionary published by the Cambridge University press suffered from a misprint since they use Tempi=temples. One of the two of you is right or perhaps your both right.=Peter=
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Re: James?

Postby Lucap » 11 Sep 2009, 21:02

I'm not alone: http://www.sapere.it/gr/DictionarySearc ... put=tempio

"Tempi" is a less common form (and, for what i know, it's even completely obsolete).

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Re: James?

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Sep 2009, 21:12

The reason why I am saying that both you and the dictionary are right is that my dictionary is dated 1954 with earlier editions dating back to 1945. But no matter ,the issue revolves around the letter J and not the plural for temples doesn't it? =Peter=
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Re: James?

Postby Lucap » 11 Sep 2009, 21:45

Of course.

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