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30 08, 2013

Introduction (Maltese)

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The Maltese language is a semitic language and, more specifically, a dialect of Arabic derived from Sicilian Arabic, which in its turn was connected to the dialects spoken in North Africa, but of course enriched by loans from the Sicilian language. Various Maltese scholars took an interest in Dante and his Comedy in the course of the twentieth century: Arturo Dimech, Robbie Mifsud Bonnici and Erin Serracino Inglott, the last of whom published a translation of Hell in blank verse in 1964.  The only complete [...]

29 08, 2013

Palma – 1991

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Translation of the entire Divine Comedy, in terza rima, di Alfred Palma (Floriana 1939), Maltese man of letters, poet and translator, also author of a complete translation into Maltese of Shakespeare’s theatre. Edition published at La Valletta in 1991.

14 08, 2013

Informoj pri Tina Anselmi

By |2013-08-14T16:25:48+02:00August 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tina Anselmi naskiĝis la 25-an de marto 1927 en Castelfranco Veneto en la provinco de Treviso.  Ŝi estas itala politikisto kaj notinda membro de la Itala Rezisto dum la Dua Mondmilito. Tina Anselmi aliĝis 17-jaraĝa al la Rezisto en 1944 post kiam ŝi vidis la mortpendigon de grupo de junaj partizanoj fare de nazifaŝistoj.  Ŝi aniĝis en la brigado Cesare Battisti kaj en tiu jaro aliĝis al la Kristan-Demokrata partio.  Post la Dua Mondmilito ŝi rolis en kristanaj sindikatoj, estis vicprezidento de la Eŭropa Unio de Inoj kaj [...]

12 08, 2013

Introduction (Bengali)

By |2019-12-11T22:26:33+01:00August 12th, 2013|Bengali|0 Comments

The Bengali language (native name bangla) belongs to the family of the Indo-Aryan languages and is spoken in the Indian states of West Bengal and Tripura, besides Bangladesh (former East Bengal).  With about 200 million speakers, Bengali is the sixth most spoken language in the world and the second most spoken language of India after Hindi.  It has an important literary production, whose most outstanding personality is Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Nobel Prize for literature in 1913, whose works were written in Bengali. The national anthems [...]

11 08, 2013

The Divine Comedy and the languages of India

By |2019-12-11T22:26:43+01:00August 11th, 2013|Indiane (lingue)|0 Comments

In Dante’s time, India, which was almost entirely under Arab domination, was very little known by the Europeans even if Marco Polo had visited some of its centres on the West coast in the course of his return journey (1292–1295) and had then spoken of them in his Milione. According to Dante, India, and in particular the mouth of the river Ganges, was the extreme eastern limit of known lands, a fact that resulted besides, albeit approximately, from the planispheres of his time (in particular, from [...]