|Title||Observations sur la transcription en italien des noms propres slaves et protobulgares dans un texte de la fin du XVI e siècle|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1989|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
The present article raises the problem of rendering Slavic and Proto-Bulgarian proper names into Italian, for the first time on the diachronic level. The corpus was derived from Mauro Orbini’s historical study Il Regno degli Slavi written in Italian and published in Pesaro in 1601. An extensive analysis is made of the various graphic solutions registered in the text. These solutions are especially interesting for they are a first attempt at a systematic transcription of Slavic sounds and combinations of sounds without any parallel in Italian.