Sicilian leid

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Whar Sicilian is spoken in Europe.

Sicilian is a leid spoken bi aboot 20 million fowk, maistly fowk frae Sicily, frae whaur it gets its name. It is an ofeecial leid in Sicily an Italy. It is uised in some pairts o Maltae an Unitit States an some ither places an aw.

It is maistly derived frae Laitin, wi some wirds frae Greek, Arabic an ithergates. It is cried an inflectit leid - that means that the meanin o wirds can be chynged bi chyngin their endins. Sicilian noons is aither masculine or feminine (thir's grammatical terms, for ordinar anerly indirect adae dae wi gender).

Maist singular masculine noons ends in -u, an maist plural masculine noons ends in -i.

Maist singular feminine noons ends in -e, an maist plural feminine noons ends in -a.

Sae - gattu = male cat, gatta = female cat, gatti = male cats, gatte = female cats.

The endin o verbs is awfu complicate, acause they lippen on the tense o the verb (past, praisent, futur an sae on) an on the person o the verb (A, ye , thay etc).

Frae that - parru = A speak, parramu = we speak, parrava = he wis speakin, parrarunu = thay spak, parrìru = A will speak, parriamu = lat's speak!

There's gey mony o thir endins tae learn - it is a difficult pairt o Sicilian. But soondin is semple - there's anerly a puckle rules tae learn, an haurdly ony difficult soonds.

Mony Sicilian wirds haes entered the Scots language. Minchia, mafia an boss is juist some o the fuid wirds that we uise. Mony technical wirds in muisic is Sicilian, sic as forte an allegro. Mony muisical instruments' names air Sicilian an aw, sic as cello an tuba. Frae the daurker side o Sicilian life we get Mafia an vendetta.

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