FW: Capocollo (1953)
Joanne M. Despres
jdespres at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM
Tue Feb 4 20:41:37 UTC 2003
By golly -- makes you wonder if there was ever a vowel change
from Latin to Sicilian in the first place! All they really had to do
was drop the -m in Latin "cum" to get what they got.
On 4 Feb 2003, at 15:20, Steve Boatti wrote:
> My wife's grandparents were Sicilian, and several people in her family
> pronounced "con" as "coo." I think this vowel change is common in Sicilian.
> "Questo" ["this"] in Italian is "chistu" in Sicilian. I have also seen
> Italian "con" translated into Sicilian as "cu."
> Steve Boatti
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