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Grandmother or grandfathers names

Postby JessicaB » 12 Mar 2007, 04:11

I have a question..in America we often have names for our grandparents..grandma, grandpa..ect..What do Italian grandchildren refer to their grandparents as ?
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Re: Grandmother or grandfathers names

Postby jcsm400 » 12 Mar 2007, 05:41

Grandfather=Nonno

Grandmother= Nonna

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Re: Grandmother or grandfathers names

Postby wldspirit » 12 Mar 2007, 14:18

Nonna is correct....but in my family we called her Nonni.....
and could she cook!!! The best seat in the house was Nonni's kitchen
table... :P
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Re: Grandmother or grandfathers names

Postby JamesBianco » 12 Mar 2007, 20:28

I called my grandmother Nonni as well, but my great grandmother was always Nonna.

My kids call my mother Nonni also!

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Re: Grandmother or grandfathers names

Postby JessicaB » 12 Mar 2007, 23:34

thats what i was wondering..we call my grandmother nonni, but i read it was supposed to be nonna, so i was wondering if it was something italian or if she just wanted us to call her that..thanks a bunch
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Re: Grandmother or grandfathers names

Postby VirgilioS » 13 Mar 2007, 14:18

As jou know Italian languag uses specific affixes and suffixes when talking so that it is very specific

Nonna = grandma
Nonno = grandpa
Nonni = grandparents

often children and grandchildren of migrants tend to misuse or contaminate with English-like distortions the Italian language
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