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Title: Italianismi lessicali in Saho
Paper URL: http://www.ethnorema.it/pdf/numero%204/05%20Articolo%203%20Banti-Vergari.pdf
Author: Moreno Vergari
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Homepage: http://www.ethnorema.it
Institution: Ethnorêma
Author: Giorgio Banti
Institution: Università degli studi di Napoli L'Orientale
Linguistic Field: Lexicography
Abstract: After a brief characterisation of the Saho language, spoken in Eritrea and some/L/adjoining areas of Tigray, the authors outline a history of the development of literacy/L/in this language from the late XIX century till now. The bulk of this paper consists in/L/the analysis of ca. 300 Italian loanwords collected mainly from (i.) the Saho-English-/L/Italian dictionary published by Vergari & Vergari in 2003, (ii.) Saho school books,/L/(iii.) other supplementary textbooks and the Saho version of the Eritrean Constitution,/L/and (iv.) native speakers of Saho in Eritrea between 2000 and 2007./L/Most of these loanwords are nouns, but there are also three verbs and nine/L/interjections. Their integration into Saho phonology and morphology are discussed in/L/§ 4 together with some features they share with Italian loanwords in Somali and/L/Tigrinya, as well as with the Eritrean Italian pidgin described by Habte-Mariam/L/Marcos (1976). The main semantic fields these loanwords belong to are: mechanic/L/and building technologies, sports, the army, games, clothing, food and other/L/household-related words.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress
URL: http://www.ethnorema.it/pdf/numero%204/05%20Articolo%203%20Banti-Vergari.pdf


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