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Languages of Lombardia

Postby Veritas » 10 Mar 2008, 17:26

Can anyone please tell me the languages that are spoken and written in Lombardia? Was/Is Romansh spoken in the Alpine regions? I do not know if Romansh is the correct spelling in Italian (I believe it is Romansh in English, Romansch or Romantsch in German, and Rumantsch in Switzerland, but I am not certain of this).

I also have a few questions about names. Is Bartolomeo or Bartolomeus the spelling of Bartholomew in Italian? I have also seen a spelling of Bartolamus. What would be the Italian equivalent of Jerome? Also, I have not seen any words in Italian that begin with 'gier'. Does this combination exist, or would it be either 'ger' or 'ger'?

Thank you to anyone who is able to help!

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Re: Languages of Lombardia

Postby nazca » 10 Mar 2008, 21:47

Hi Veritas

from wikypedia:
"Rhaeto-Romance languages are a Romance language sub-family which includes multiple languages spoken in North-Eastern Italy and Switzerland"
In Italy we call it "Romancio"
Bartolomeo is the correct spelling (in ancient latin Bartolomeus) : from ancient aramaic «bar», son and «talmai», farmer.
the italian equivalent for Jerome is Girolamo (or ancient Gerolamo) or rarely Geronimo.
(from www.britannica.com for example :
Girolamo Cardano, or Gerolamo Cardano, or Geronimo Cardano, or Jerome Cardan (Italian physician and mathematician)
In italian the combination gie don't exist: it is alwais GE like german,geriatric,genealogy, general and son one...
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Re: Languages of Lombardia

Postby elba » 10 Mar 2008, 22:15

You might find this useful:

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Some 'Ticino' dialects are spoken/understood in the border regions, and as a language it is 'almost' identical to the alpine version of italian.
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Re: Languages of Lombardia

Postby Veritas » 11 Mar 2008, 01:55

Vincenzo and Elba - thank you both very much for the information. It was very helpful!

Vincenzo, I found the ancient meaning of Bartolomeo to be very interesting as well.

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