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Sicilian Language

Postby Mardi » 14 Mar 2009, 18:05

I grew up in a Sicilian Family, and my family used Sicilian words that are different they Italian words. I was wondering if any one out there would know of a word that Sicilians would have used for CHEESE..........

Or does anyone know if there is a web site for Sicilian slang.

I would appreciate any help that comes my way.

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Re: Sicilian Language

Postby eyetalgal » 14 Mar 2009, 18:37

Well, you got me thinking......

If memory serves me...we always used the name of the cheese rather than just 'cheese'. My folks would say 'get the Romano' or the 'Gorgonzola'. My Dad's favorite was Caciocavallo but he'd grudgingly settle for Provolone if he had to.
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Re: Sicilian Language

Postby nazca » 15 Mar 2009, 23:02

Hi,
in sicily we use the word "Cacio" for "Cheese" from cow's milk , "tuma" or "tumazzo" from sheep' milk.
try this site
http://www.beginningwithi.com/italy/lan ... gm.html....

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Re: Sicilian Language

Postby PeterTimber » 16 Mar 2009, 00:01

Go to www.bestofsicily.com/mag/art87.htm for ALL Sicilian cheeses. =Peter=
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Re: Sicilian Language

Postby Mardi » 16 Mar 2009, 16:57

I appreciate everyones help........I going to take Sicilian word/name, one step further.

I had an Uncle that everyone called him CAROOSA or CUZROOSO. Not sure of the spelling but it sounded like that to me. So us kids growing up knew him as Uncle Cuz roo so.

Can anyone tell me what does that word mean...
Thank you for your help,
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Re: Sicilian Language

Postby nazca » 16 Mar 2009, 19:13

Hi Mardi,
the word is "CARUSO" (feminine CARUSA) like the famous Italian opera tenor Enrico Caruso: we use this word for " boy".

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