Calabrian dialect

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Calabrian dialect

Postby CiaoBella1313 » 09 Apr 2015, 04:39

Does anyone know if nanagu (don't know the exact spelling but sounds like nana-goo) means grandpa in the Calabrian dialect? or does it mean grandma?

Are there any books or web sites that have vocabulary lists of words in the dialect?

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Re: Calabrian dialect

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Re: Calabrian dialect

Postby CiaoBella1313 » 26 May 2015, 04:46

Thanks for the link!

I saw a post on the meaning of '' Dadone''. It said that nannavu is Sicilian for bisnonno. Maybe that was it but they were Calabrian, as far as we know.

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Re: Calabrian dialect

Postby sertolicell » 26 May 2015, 20:10

Eastern Sicilian has some similarity to Calabrian (as opposed to Western Sicilian dialect). So nannavu could perhaps have been in use both places.

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Re: Calabrian dialect

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 26 May 2015, 20:29

My family are from Basilicata, and I've noticed many of the words that appear in the dialect we spoke at home, are also used in the Sicilian dialect.
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Re: Calabrian dialect

Postby CiaoBella1313 » 27 May 2015, 02:54

That's interesting that the Sicilian dialect is similar to the Calabrian dialect.

I found mia nonna in Calabrian dialect is nannama. Nonno is nannuzzu.


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