Storia della lingua italiana – giorni 1, 2, 3, 4

This class is an interesting one because I can barely make out what the old professor is saying, but I’m following along easily simply because of a paper that I wrote last year. Pretty much everything I wrote about, we have been talking about. I’ve been trying to go through the textbook, and it’s taking some work, but I am comprehending some of it. I’ll get there eventually!  

Indo-European –> Italic –> Latino-Faliscan –> Latin –> Vulgar Latin

Vulgar Latin : any of the non-standard forms of Latin from which the Romance languages developed
La lingua vulgare : what the population spoke
1300 – scritto in Latino
Dante – scritto nella dialetta fiorentina e Latino
Latina era la lingua più importante ed illustre. Dante pensava che la dialetta era più importante di Latino perchè  era la lingua delle gente.
Latina è una lingua ch’è creatata per le intelletuale.

I dialetti

  • Piemontese
  • Lombarda
  • Ligure
  • Emiliano-romoagnola
  • Romagnola
  • Gallico marhigiano
  • Siciliano
  • Fiorentina
  • Milanese
  • Calabrese
  • Napoletana
  • Sienese
  • Genovese
  • Toscana
  • Veneto
  • Ett…

La teoria dell’etrusco antenato del toscano, tuttavia, per quanto curiosa, ha ben poco peso, perché rimase sempre marginale..

**Non c’é una lingua pura

La stampa / Gutenburg’s printing press 1450: Cicero’s De Oratore possibly published first followed closely, of course, by the works of Boccaccio, Petrarca, and Dante

L’Accademia della Crusca: an Italian Society for scholars, and Italian linguist and philologists; founded in 1583; maintain the purity of the Italian language; 1612 l’Accademia published it’s first dictionary Vocabulario della lingua italiana

Dante’s De vulagri eloquentia written in Latin; the historical evolution of language,abandoned the books halfway through for unknown reasons

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Author: Una Vagabonda

ESL teacher in Istanbul. TEFL certified and FTCE Elementary K-6 certified. I absolutely love to teach and to be around children. They always know how to put a smile on your face. Majored in Italian Studies, minoring in Religious Studies focusing on the Middle East. Studied abroad in a little town in Italy called Pisciotta this summer. Best time of my life. Studied Urbino, the town where Rafaello was born, for a fall semester. Learning Turkish. I’m having severe cravings for Long Island bagels and Chinese food.

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