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Thread #22988   Message #3191093
Posted By: Barbara
19-Jul-11 - 09:43 PM
Thread Name: Barbagal -- Italian folk song?
Subject: RE: Barbagal -- Italian folk song?
The language is Piedmontese -- here's the Wikipedia link.
I ran into a lovely little lady who spoke it in my father's retirement community in East Detroit, Michigan. She showed me a picture of her family home white stucco sided, two stories and a red tile roof nestled up against the foothills. She pronounced the name of the language Pee mon tayseh, hitting the *tayz* part very hard.
n.b. this has also evolved into "Daddy Fox" in England and the US.