Arsina in Tuscany

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Arsina in Tuscany

Postby Elvia » 21 Dec 2007, 00:41

I would like to know where Arsina is situated in Tuscany and under what province the town is?

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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby vj » 21 Dec 2007, 00:49

possibly

Arsina,
comune of Lucca
province: Lucca
region: Toscana

search was from this site
Italian Frazioni & Smaller Localities

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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby PeterTimber » 21 Dec 2007, 01:43

Another great website is www.ar.geocities.com/comunasyfrazioni for locating frazioni, neighborhoods and hamlets as it were. =Peter=

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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby PeterTimber » 21 Dec 2007, 01:50

type in the website in your address bar. the missing word is comunasyfrazioni. =Peter=

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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby liviomoreno » 21 Dec 2007, 06:28

PeterTimber wrote:Another great website is www.ar.geocities.com/comunasyfrazioni for locating frazioni, neighborhoods and hamlets as it were. =Peter=

This link seems to be broken.

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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby PeterTimber » 21 Dec 2007, 12:44

Amassari but it has to be typed in manually. =Peter=

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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby liviomoreno » 21 Dec 2007, 12:53

PeterTimber wrote:Amassari but it has to be typed in manually. =Peter=

Don't know what amassari means and the link is still broken. Apparently http://www.ar.geocities.com/ does not exist.

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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby PeterTimber » 21 Dec 2007, 14:17

Dear Livio I just entered the website in my address bar and up comes google with the website name starting with LETRA A and when you click that up comes Listado de Comunas y Frazioni in Spanish. The rest is alphabet selection.

Tha Amassari is taken from a Sicilian short story making use of immigrant english reflecting Italian-American foibles. =Peter=

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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby liviomoreno » 21 Dec 2007, 14:51

It's unbelievable: I cannot open the page, I tried with IE 7 and Firefox! :evil:

I will need to buy a new PC 8O and take additional English lessons :cry: : what does Foibles mean? The on-line Webster dictionary does not list this word.
And what does Amassari mean? You don't explain it... :twisted:

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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby vj » 21 Dec 2007, 16:01

Peter, is this it?

[url=http://ar.share.geocities.com/comunasyfrazioni/]LISTADO DE COMUNAS Y FRAZIONI
[/url]
What a terrific site!
[url=http://www.anglo-italianfhs.org.uk/links/]Home Page: Anglo-Italian Family History Society
[/url]

Thank you!
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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby misbris » 21 Dec 2007, 22:26

Livio,

Peter is making a joke. "Amassari" is the way a certain writer expresses how an Italian American might have said "I am sorry."

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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby PeterTimber » 21 Dec 2007, 22:54

Dear Valerie you are a dearheart. The website is www. anglo-italianfhs.org.uk/links and then select geography and maps and then Listado de Comunas y Frazioni and VOILA!! your there.

Livio sorry if I led you astray but believe me foibles is a real word. =Peter=

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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby vj » 21 Dec 2007, 23:02

Mary Jo, thanks for clearing that up :D .

Livio, I’m pretty sure Peter meant
the first one :wink: . Valarie

Noun
1.
foible - a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
idiosyncrasy, mannerism
distinctiveness, specialness, specialty, peculiarity, speciality
- a distinguishing trait.
2.
foible - the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip
part, portion
- something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house";
"glue the two parts together"
sword, steel, blade, brand
- a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

and Peter U R my hero!
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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby misbris » 22 Dec 2007, 01:51

Great site. but I had to use vj'sj link to ge to it.

Peter, we had a whole strand dealing with Italio-American mispronounciations, but it is difficult if you are dealing with a second language to understand all the nuances. I am sure I miss a lot of the Italian interplay on this site, but I try to keep up. For Livio's benefit, an old thread.

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... =6523.html

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Re: Arsina in Tuscany

Postby PeterTimber » 22 Dec 2007, 03:53

Me too!!! I came across the spanish language comunas site via South American websites a long time ago. I never went fishing for any other link and I was always able to bring it up.

Livio claims he is a veteran and so I assumed he was an expatriate American living abroad. But now I see that the designation is more bells,clangs and whistles in the forum that did not exist when the forum was young, sad and a lot less professional.

I was being jocular never thinking that he would not understand and had you read the Story in Sicilian as I did (it is only a dialect because Toscana dialect was chosen as the official language making Sicilian a dialect along with Venetian and other fully developed dialects) you would have never forgotten the cause for the "amassari" in the story line.

Alls well that ends well and thanks to you and vj for bailing me out, =Peter=


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