Monday, July 20, 2015
Market Talk: Exploring South Philly's Italian Dialect
Being half-Italian and a life-long South Philly resident, I found Emma Jacobs' piece at hiddencityphila.org to be interesting and amusing.
You won’t, however, overhear much Italian being spoken in line at shops like Talutto’s, Claudio’s, and Di Bruno Brothers. Instead, the remnant sounds of South Philly-Southern Italy immigrant days bubbling over the counter like the passwords to a secret club: “tublini,” “man-ih-gawt,” “galamad.”
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
Note: You might also be interested in South Philly native Dom Irrera's video on "How to Talk South Philly Italian" via the below link: