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Very Old Document

Postby sal4 » 08 Mar 2010, 17:09

I have a very old document from about 1880 and I was told that the reason it is hard to have it translated is because it is written in Old Italian.....Is there such a thing as Old Italian writing?.........Sal4
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Re: Very Old Document

Postby PeterTimber » 08 Mar 2010, 17:16

I suspect that "old Italian" means the cursive script that was in use at that time. Frankly it was beautiful when handwritten and gave people pause to be creative and artistic at the same time. =Peter=
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Re: Very Old Document

Postby johnnyonthespot » 08 Mar 2010, 17:22

sal4 wrote:I have a very old document from about 1880 and I was told that the reason it is hard to have it translated is because it is written in Old Italian.....Is there such a thing as Old Italian writing?.........Sal4


What part of Italy? Perhaps it is also in a regional dialect?

Is it a civil record or a church record?
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Re: Very Old Document

Postby sal4 » 08 Mar 2010, 17:27

It is a civil record from Piedimonte D'Alfie.........
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Re: Very Old Document

Postby PeterTimber » 08 Mar 2010, 17:30

Johnny regional dialects were spoken and only written phonetically anecdotally..a word,a phrase but never in toto.

It may also have been written in Latin and the person who conveyed "old Italian "didn't know much from there to his elbow. =Peter=
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Re: Very Old Document

Postby Lucap » 08 Mar 2010, 21:59

sal4 wrote:I have a very old document from about 1880

If you post the document we will translate it for you.

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Re: Very Old Document

Postby sal4 » 08 Mar 2010, 23:44

Thank You, that is very kind of you!......Let me try & make a copy, the original is very fragile and it is 3 pages long.......Sal4
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Re: Very Old Document

Postby Lucap » 08 Mar 2010, 23:55

sal4 wrote:... the original is very fragile and it is 3 pages long.......Sal4

Don't use the scanner: take 1 or plus pictures of it. Start with the first page (usually the most important informations are on it).

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Re: Very Old Document

Postby sal4 » 09 Mar 2010, 00:26

Okay.....I will use my digital camera and do it that way.....Will you get a better view that way?....Sal4
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Re: Very Old Document

Postby Lucap » 09 Mar 2010, 09:42

sal4 wrote:Okay.....I will use my digital camera and do it that way.....Will you get a better view that way?....Sal4

No, i was only replaying to this statement:
sal4 wrote:... the original is very fragile


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