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The post-it section is a collection of articles, special interest features and information of various kinds considered in any way interesting or useful for members and written by members who can send their contribution to the Board at info@iwctr.org for publication.

 

 

NAVIGATING THE JUNGLE OF THE TRIESTINE DIALECT
Article by Cristina Caucci

REMITUR

Racket, din, clamour, confusion, noise and commotion. Of uncertain origin,
it is most widely held that this word originally derived from a popular
mispronunciation of the French demi-tour or “half turn”:

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NAVIGATING THE JUNGLE OF THE TRIESTINE DIALECT
Article by Cristina Caucci

There are words which, according to the way in which they are used, can describe people better than any sociological research. This is the case with the verb bazilar.
An old adage says that “those who strive, die” as a warning that excessive exertion shortens your life.

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from the IWCTR Summer 2013 Newsletter 

post itWINING & DINING NEAR UMAG
Article by Jana Stupavsky

Umag, a small fishermen town in the very northwest corner of the Adriatic Coast of Croatia, offers plentiful culinary choices.

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NAVIGATING THE JUNGLE OF THE TRIESTINE DIALECT
Article by Cristina Caucci

For this summer edition of our newsletter we have chosen three terms with a common root: sbisigar (verb), sbisighez (noun) and sbisighin (adj.) which are very commonly used by the Triestini in their conversations and have a mildly friendly connotation.

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post itA VISIT TO THE LIPICA STUD FARM
Article by Jana Stupavsky

Lipica Stud Farm is a true hidden treasure of Slovenia. Especially this time of the year, when everything is green, entering the Farm is like a ride through a never ending beautiful park full of white horses. Only a prince is missing.

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from the IWCTR May-June 2013 Newsletter

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NAVIGATING THE JUNGLE OF THE TRIESTINE DIALECT
by Cristina Caucci
After discussing ‘mulo’, in the last issue, we will be investigating again another oddity typical of the Triestine dialect, the word ‘mato’. Mato, literally, means crazy, mad.

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MOTOVUN AND GROZNJAN
A LEISURELY DAY IN ISTRIA (CROATIA)

Croatian Istria boasts many well hidden beautiful spots. Some are more known than others and the choices are abundant.

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TAKING A WALK IN STRUNJAN (STRUGNANO)
Article by Jana Stupavsky

Down the really short Slovenian coast, between Isola and Piran, lies Strunjan (Strugnano) – a small village known for a beautiful church and a beautiful natural park, full of unique flora and fauna.

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post itTRIESTE AND ITS WOMEN
Article by Marisa Tonel

Since the end of 1700 the chronicles of important travellers (G. Lavallée and G. Casanova) The beginning of 20th century was a time in Trieste where giants of European literature, like James Joyce and Italo Svevo, would meet, exchange ideas, opinions and read each others’ works; where the young poet Umberto Saba composed his lyrics about his tormented love for his city.

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from the IWCTR March-April 2013 Newsletter

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A DAY AT THE CASTLES OF STRASSOLDO
Info provided by Cristina Caucci

The 16th Edition of the lovely exhibition: “In Springtime: Flowers, Water and Castles”
will take place on the 23rd and 24th of March 2013 at the castles of Strassoldo (Udine)

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A DAY TRIP TO HRASTOVLJE
Article by Jana Stupavsky

Tucked away in the hills of Slovenian Istria, about 20 km from Koper and about 30 km
from Trieste, this small village hardly gets much attention in the tourist guides. Although
primarily known for its medieval church, The Holy Trinity Church, there is a lot more to
notice on a quiet hazy weekend afternoon.

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ITALIAN EASTER TRADITIONS : EASTER MONDAY
Info provided by Carol Yen

‘Lunedì dell’Angelo’ (‘Monday of the Angel’)

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EASTER TRADITIONS IN TRIESTE
Info provided by Cristina Caucci

Easter is just around the corner and it may be interesting to mention the typical Trieste
cake ‘Presnitz’ due to its interesting background story.

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post itNAVIGATING THE JUNGLE OF THE TRIESTINE DIALECT
by Cristina Caucci

With a dagger between our teeth and clutching a machete, we’ll continue to make our way through the jungle of the Trieste dialect…

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post itTRIESTE AND ITS WOMEN
Article by Maria Luisa Tonel

Since the end of 1700 the chronicles of important travellers (G. Lavallée and G. Casanova) who stopped in Trieste for some time and reported on the city, emphasised not only the beauty and the independence but also the cheerfulness and the mischievousness of the women of the town.

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from the IWCTR January-February 2013 Newsletter

post itLA BEFANA AT THE GROTTA GIGANTE (BORGO GROTTA GIGANTE)
Info provided by Cristina Caucci

La Befana will come to the “Grotta Gigante” on the morning of 6th January!

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post itLA BEFANA: AN ITALIAN CHRISTMAS LEGEND
Info provided by Carol Yen

La Befana in Italy coincides with the Epiphany, commonly known as Twelfth Night, Twelfth Day, Three Kings’ Day, or the Feast of Epiphany. La Befana is derived from Epifania, the Italian word for Epiphany which originated from the Greek epipháneia = appearance, manifestation.

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post itNAVIGATING THE JUNGLE OF THE TRIESTINE DIALECT
by Cristina Caucci

Now you’ve learned some Italian and are hoping to test out the waters here in Trieste,
somehow you can’t quite figure out what that store clerk is saying to you…welcome to
Trieste!

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post itTRIESTE “THE CITY OF BORA”
Info provided by Cristina Caucci

Trieste is a fascinating border town with sitting on the crossroads between eastern and western Europe. Although visiting Piazza Unità, San Giusto, Miramare, the museums, the Carso and the coast line will give you a feel for its multi-ethnic culture, it is not until you experience the thrill of a day with the ‘Bora’ winds at 100-120 Km/hr, that you really get a feel of what living here means!

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