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14:31 Aug 8, 2004
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Italian term or phrase: cantari or cantàri
I don't actually want a translation into English, but I need to ask Italian speakers to reply to me in English as I don't speak (much) Italian.

I'm translating into English a German text about Boccaccio which refers to Italian cantari (using the Italian word) - describing them as rhyming stories in ottava rima which were publically recited. I shall keep the word in Italian, but my problem is that the German author sometimes writes it as cantari and sometimes as cantàri, with an accent on the second a. Which is correct? The text is an academic one so I'd like to get it right.
Armorel Young
Local time: 16:44
English translation:cantàre/cantàri
Explanation:
From Devoto-Oli, Italian dictionary:
cantare (can-tà-re) s.m. ~ Poema popolaresco del basso Medioevo, di argomento epico o cavalleresco, composto per essere recitato nelle piazze e per le strade. [Uso sost. del verbo]

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Note added at 2004-08-08 14:42:53 (GMT)
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cantàre= singular
cantàri= plural

HTH
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Giusi Pasi
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Local time: 17:44
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cantàre/cantàri


Explanation:
From Devoto-Oli, Italian dictionary:
cantare (can-tà-re) s.m. ~ Poema popolaresco del basso Medioevo, di argomento epico o cavalleresco, composto per essere recitato nelle piazze e per le strade. [Uso sost. del verbo]

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Note added at 2004-08-08 14:42:53 (GMT)
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cantàre= singular
cantàri= plural

HTH

Giusi Pasi
Italy
Local time: 17:44
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