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  • In his De vulgari eloquentia he wrote in Latin: "nam alii oc, alii si, alii vero dicunt oil" ("some say òc, others say sì, others say oïl"), thereby highlighting three major Romance literary languages which were well known in Italy, based on each language's word for "yes", the òc language (Occitan), the oïl language (French), and the sì language (Italian).

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  • In his De vulgari eloquentia he wrote in Latin: "nam alii oc, alii si, alii vero dicunt oil" ("some say òc, others say sì, others say oïl"), thereby highlighting three major Romance literary languages which were well known in Italy, based on each language's word for "yes", the òc language (Occitan), the oïl language (French), and the sì language (Italian).

    When "yes" and "no" become complex

  • The relevant passage from De vulgari eloquentia (which Dante wrote in Latin), is from a translation by A.J. Ferrers Howell (London: J.M. Dent, 1934): On account of the Confusion of Tongues…we have no slight reason for thinking that men were at that time first scattered through all the climes of the world and the habitable regions and corners of those climes.

    The Great Experiment

  • The relevant passage from De vulgari eloquentia (which Dante wrote in Latin), is from a translation by A.J. Ferrers Howell (London: J.M. Dent, 1934): On account of the Confusion of Tongues…we have no slight reason for thinking that men were at that time first scattered through all the climes of the world and the habitable regions and corners of those climes.

    The Great Experiment

  • Steven Botterill, ed., Dante: De vulgari eloquentia Cambridge, U.K.

    The Great Experiment

  • Steven Botterill, ed., Dante: De vulgari eloquentia Cambridge, U.K.

    The Great Experiment

  • Chapter Three: "A terrigenis mediocribus": The De vulgari eloquentia and the Babel of Vaticano 3793.

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  • He then looks at how an anthology like Vat. 3793 is made up of quires representing particular geographical regions and puts such an extended discussion beside an analysis of the De vulgari eloquentia.

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  • Chapter Three: "A terrigenis mediocribus": The De vulgari eloquentia and the Babel of Vaticano 3793.

    Justin Steinberg, Accounting for Dante (Notre Dame, 2007)

  • He then looks at how an anthology like Vat. 3793 is made up of quires representing particular geographical regions and puts such an extended discussion beside an analysis of the De vulgari eloquentia.

    Justin Steinberg, Accounting for Dante (Notre Dame, 2007)

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