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Italy’s Many Dialects.

A NY Times “What in the World” piece by Gaia Pianigiani describes the results of Italy’s complex linguistic situation: Say you’re shopping at a farmer’s market in Rome, and you’d like to pick up some nice, ripe watermelon. The signs at some stands call it “anguria”; others say “cocomero” or “melone d’acqua.” Why so many […]
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