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Subject: Re: Sicilian names
Author: Fiammetta   (Authenticated as lady murasaki)
Date: February 18, 2011 at 2:01:39 PM
Reply to: Re: Sicilian names by Lumia
But aren't those dialect variants, and therefore, used only when speaking dialect, ie never in an "official" context. Someone known as Sabbaturi would be still legally Salvatore, and be Salvatore on documents. Therefore I wouldn't personally consider the likes of Jtanu or Sabbaturi as Sicilian names in their own right, but rather as dialect forms of Italian names. I don't have the impression that you can't really say there's a Sicilian naming tradition that's entirely separate from the Italian one.

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