The engineer, believing the narrator to be a fool, happily accepts the bet. When the narrator arrives in Pietrarsa, he discovers that the townspeople have gathered outside of the mayor's house, threatening him with spikes and whatever other objects they can find.
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In the third novella, this urbane attitude takes a sinister, conservative turn when it combines with a more radical condemnation of the greed of individuals from the rising social classes: Accademia della Crusca, This taste for descriptions, attentive to the divergent behaviours of different social and geographical milieus, is also the basis of another feature that makes the Novelle a most valuable historical document.
I refer here to the linguistic characterization — not only of individual speakers, but also of shouting gangs and crowds as in the intermezzo, set in Siena, which appears after the sixth novella — see Pseudo Sermini , pp. Especially in the case of characters from Perugia, the author would seem to have been extremely accurate in reproducing their variety, and to have done so not only in terms of lexical choices, but also at the level of phonological and morphological developments especially diphthongization and metaphony — see Stussi , p.
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Novelle di autori senesi 2 volumes London: These include partial editions published in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, some of which are also digitally available, as well as complete editions Sermini and and the recent critical edition by Monica Marchi where the name of the author is finally given as Pseudo Sermini Marchi has therefore decided to use the Biblioteca Marciana manuscript as the basis for her critical edition.
In addition to the linguistic features mentioned above , some scholars have also claimed to have found something less predictable, and therefore potentially even more significant.
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He then incorporates their conversation in his narration, reporting the words of these local peasants as they were uttered. Modern Standard Italian, which is largely based on medieval Florentine, retains [t] in brigata and seminato.