[PW] Searching for an Italian word, probably dialect

GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido graceanneladyhawk at gmail.com
Sat May 26 16:36:26 PDT 2018


Definitely Abruzzese. No one in the family was able to help me on this.
GraceAnne

GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido in New York City
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Knost

On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 7:34 PM, Jane Steinberg <dyedivajane at gmail.com>
wrote:

> What's the local dialect? Might it be a version of Abruzzese? It came as a
> shock to me to learn that most paesani really didn't speak Italian at all.
> You're probably going to have to find a local to get your answer.
>
> On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 7:24 PM, GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido <
> graceanneladyhawk at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Dear friends and colleagues,
> > I am trying to find the correct spelling, and meaning, of an Italian
> word.
> > My maternal step-grandfather was born in southern Italy (probably around
> > Chieti) and his children called him what sounded like "Tutha" or "Tada"
> > There is no "th" sound in Italian, and what we heard as a "D" or a "th"
> > might have been a guttural "R."
> > I have been stymied in trying to find this word because I haven't a clue
> > how to spell it.
> > Advice would be gratefully received.
> > Know that I am now some years retired, so the internet and access to
> online
> > NYPL are what I do.
> > GraceAnne
> >
> > GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido in New York City
> > ladyhawk at well.com graceanneladyhawk at gmail.com
> https://girasoleazzurra.com/
> >
> > "*The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you*." -L.R.
> > Knost
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