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EMILIANO-ROMAGNOLO ( EMIGLIÀN, Emiliano, Sanmarinese )

A language spoken by 2,000,000 people in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
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Pader noster,
ch' t'ì in zil,
sia santificâ al to nom,
vegna al to regn,
sia fatta com in zil la to vuluntâ anc in têrra.
Dazz'incù al noster pan per sustintameint
e dscanzella i nuster dêbit,
com nú i dscanzlein a qui,
ch'ein nuster debitur
e en' permetter ch'a z'arrindamn' alla tentazion,
ma liberez' dal mal.
E aqusé sia.

Contributed by Andrea De Vecchi - E-mail Andrea_De_Vecchi@rcm.inet.it

Note: Usage by country - Home Speakers: All of the Italian administrative Region Emilia-Romagna except for the area which speaks Rumagnôl; parts of the neighbouring Regions Lombardia and Toscana, a small part of Veneto. History - It belongs to the Indo-European family, Romance group and is intelligible to a potential group of 4 000 000 people, to which one can add the 400 000 who understand Rumagnôl, the dialect of Romagna : actually Emigliàn and Rumagnôl, called in Italian "emiliano" and "romagnolo", form a single group of closely related dialects, whose characteristics are quite different from the Italian literary language normally used in official situations. The Ethnologue says: "A structurally separate language from Italian". Bulgnais (called "bolognese" in Italian), is the Emigliàn dialect spoken in the capital city of Emilia-Romagna. Its mainly characteristics (typical diphtongs, lack of double consonants, large use of pronouns, a simplified verbal conjugation on the French model and a large part of its vocabulary) are largely shared by all Emigliàn dialects.

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