Bresciano

Dialèt Bresà, Bresciano, a non-standard variety of Italo-Romance, the mother tongue of my parents and grandparents, my native dialect.

In the words of the Bresciano poet Angelo Canossi (1862-1943)

 

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For our dialect, of ö and ü so full
that it feels like crunching stones and spitting
that it spoils the sight of those who read it,
has never said calt for cold, nor bröt for bread;
of all the dialects of Italy the worst perhaps,
but it’s an Italian tongue nevertheless.

 

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