Translation of medieval Italian - Looking for resources
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Coline Roux  Identity Verified
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Mar 6, 2012

Hi !

I decided to translate an article about some small Italian village into French. My problem is that there are old words and I can't find their meaning (or be sure of it). Does somebody knows a medieval Italian dictionary, or a medieval Italian>French dictionary?
And I have another question: when you translate medieval Italian, do you translate it with medieval French? Or with contemporary French? (It might be difficult to find the exact corresponding word)
Thanks for your help!


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benedetta74
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Accademia della Crusca Mar 6, 2012

Hi Coline_

I found this site http://vocabolario.signum.sns.it, and it's a online vocabulary of medieval terms by the Italian "Accademia della Crusca". Maybe it can be helpful for your translation.


Benedetta


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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
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Who is the target audience? Mar 6, 2012

Coline_ wrote:

And I have another question: when you translate medieval Italian, do you translate it with medieval French? Or with contemporary French? (It might be difficult to find the exact corresponding word)
Thanks for your help!


The answer to this depends on who your target audience is. It's not clear from your question if this translation is just an academic exercise, or for wikipedia, just for pleasure, or for something else?


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Coline Roux  Identity Verified
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Audience Mar 7, 2012

Actually, this is more exercise than work.
I guess the audience is the general audience that goes on Wikipedia. It is not a very complicated text, it's just that in order to present life in the village at some period, the author used an old text written by someone who lived in the village and explained how it was organised.
Maybe, as it is a general audience, contemporary French would be better.

My question regarding medieval language was also a general question, just to know if there was a rule. I think that your question answered mine. Except for History, if the audience is very large, we should prefer contemporary French.


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