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

John Hale john.hale at stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Sat Jan 9 16:37:58 EST 2010


But how did Milton and his schoolmates say it?
And besides, to say "Diodati" with the original, familial Italian  
sound is one thing, but may not have been how the London-dwelling  
branch wanted to be named aloud.
What do migrants usually do about this?
It's a strange mixture of allegiances with usage, including other people's.
Languages assimilate alien sounds and names differently, too.
JKH


Quoting Erick Ramalho <ramalhoerick at yahoo.co.uk>:

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> 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
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> Calvinist scholar Giovanni Diodati.
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> --- On Sat, 9/1/10, Michael Gillum <mgillum at unca.edu> wrote:
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> 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
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> Which do you say and why?
> Cage death match!
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