Updated Romagnolo Dictionary

Just in time for the holidays! (I kid, I kid). For just about one year during the pandemic, I found myself unemployed. When I wasn’t looking for work and doing tutoring or coaching sessions, I set myself to starting a grammar of Romagnolo for English speakers and revising my Romagnolo Starter Dictionary. The more I worked on the grammar, the clearer it became that my dictionary needed to be less in line with Italian pronunciation and more in line with representing the phonemic distinctions Romagnolo makes and Italian doesn’t. I settled on the spellings used in Masotti’s Vocabulario Romagnolo and added close to 1700 entries, with a view to capturing common vocabulary that I had left out of the previous dictionary because it would be easy for a French or Italian speaker to find in one of the conventional vocabularies. The new dictionary is far from comprehensive – 2700 words – but it will allow you to do short writings and come up with the types of sentences language learners tend to write for practice without necessarily needing another reference at hand. You can find the dictionary at Amazon:

Romagnolo Starter Dictionary (revised and expanded)

And, as before, I have placed a free copy of the PDF at Academia.edu:

Romagnolo Starter Dictionary (revised and expanded) (PDF)

Have a look!

About G Barto

Geoffrey Barto has been teaching language and culture for more than twenty years. His focus is helping people use language to achieve their goals, both for personal growth and in building their careers. The right words can make all the difference in the world!
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