Wiktionary:Requested entries (Italian)

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  • Don’t simply replace words with what you believe is the correct form. The form here may be rare or regional. Instead add the standard form and comment that the requested form seems to be an error in your experience.

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"L’onomatopea è definita anche fonosimbolismo, ‘caratteristica per cui gli elementi fonici di una parola, di un enunciato, di un testo e simili, suggeriscono di per se stessi il senso, l’immagine o la condizione astratta che la parola o l'espressione intendono significare’, o fonosimbolo, ‘manifestazione fonica che può essere costituita da suoni estranei al sistema fonematico e morfematico della lingua cui appartiene e che ha la funzione di evocare il suo senso in modo relativamente immediato per i parlanti di una comunità linguistica’ (definizioni tratte ancora dal GRADIT)." [2] - Pingku 15:38, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
I think this means an example of onomatopoeia; they are careful to discount actual phonetic spelling. - Pingku 15:43, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
I think that the difference is that onomatopea represents in letters an actual sound e.g. bau bau wheras fonosimbolo is an expression of a feeling etc., not having an actual sound e.g. brr to indicate shivering. SemperBlotto 15:50, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
The article states: "Solitamente, un fonosimbolo riproduce rumori (bum, clic, din don, splash), versi di animali (bau, chicchirichì, cra, miao), suoni umani (blabla, rumore di più voci contemporaneamente, eccì, lo starnuto, ah ah, risata)." I think my interpretation above about "phonetic spelling" in the above is incorrect - it's more to do with sounds outside the 'normal' vocabulary. - Pingku 16:36, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
Of course this is only one article. :) - Pingku 16:39, 24 January 2009 (UTC)







  • Lirot - some form of the Italian Lira (I don't think so. Maybe a transliteration of the short-lived Israeli lira. SemperBlotto (talk) 07:35, 13 June 2012 (UTC))



  • nazianzeni - Latin? (of Nazianzus) - not Italian
    • ... mentre l’imbonitore annunciava l’esibizione della più favolosa scoperta dei nazianzeni. (ISBN 88-04-48336-9; page 15, line 9 from the bottom)






  • scarsone (in a pejorative sense) - well, capitalized it is a surname (nobody of that name on it.Wikipedia) SemperBlotto 15:09, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
Refining google search to the Italian language [3] or [4] reveals some examples of what I was looking for, e.g. "(so-and-so) è uno scarsone". I'm not sure whether it deserves an entry based on what can be found, but it is in use. Caladon 15:21, 26 June 2010 (UTC)