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reesetee commented on the word scustumato
*stands nearby and listens carefully*
November 3, 2008
Prolagus commented on the word scustumato
Even worse, she was trying to call all Italy South! :-) (Obviously, I'm not doubting the validity of such a concept...)
bilby commented on the word scustumato
Southwest Italy :-)
She was probably from Sondrio.
That was how Professoressa Ventura put it to us in Italian Phonetics class.
Southern = South of La Spezia?! That's... unexpected, at least!
I would have guessed southern Italy, not west coast. By southern I mean south of the Rimini-La Spezia isogloss. So we're in the ballpark, er, campo di gioco.
Ah. And have you? (Curious myself now.) My mom's family hails from Abruzzo, if that's any help.
Just trying to place it on my dialect map.
November 2, 2008
Oh, not now, Pro--I'm always very well-mannered. ;-) But I may have been on occasion when I was a child.
Scostumato means, literally, bad-mannered. Are you? :-)
No, no "H" that I heard. Why do you ask?
Did it sound like shcustumato?
November 1, 2008
A dialect version (I assume) of "scostumato," Italian for "immoral." Although I don't think that's really what my mom wanted to call us. Most likely, she was just emphasizing our utter rudeness (see maleducato). :-)
October 24, 2007