[Milton-L] Deeo-dahti or Dyo-dayti?

Erick Ramalho ramalhoerick at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jan 9 13:46:27 EST 2010







It actually
goes Dyoh-dahti (y like in 'yes', stress on 'dah'). That's Italian for ‘God's
gift’ (lit. 'given by God'), which explains the long ‘o’ in ‘Dio’ (God) as well 'ah' (like in 'father') for 'dati' (from Latin 'dare', to give). Same
pronunciation for Swiss
Calvinist scholar Giovanni Diodati.

 

Erick



--- On Sat, 9/1/10, Michael Gillum <mgillum at unca.edu> wrote:

From: Michael Gillum <mgillum at unca.edu>
Subject: [Milton-L] Deeo-dahti or Dyo-dayti?
To: Milton-L at lists.richmond.edu
Date: Saturday, 9 January, 2010, 14:44

Which do you say and why?
Cage death match!

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