[ExI] Italy's Social Capital
scerir at libero.it
Tue Jun 19 06:30:28 UTC 2007
> My embarrassment and ignorance knows no bounds. First,
> how is "Duce" pronounced? (I'm reading a book: Mussolini's
> Italy.) Would that be (to an English only speaker) something
> like 'Eel Doo-chay'?
Il = Eel,
Duce = Doochay,
hmmm, that 'ay' at the end of Doochay,
well, should sound like the 'e' in 'error' :-)
> Second, so "Dux" means leader as I learn from
> How was that pronounced *by the Romans*?
Something like 'Dooks'.
> Is it still pronounced the same way?
I think so.
> Also, who planted the trees?
According to this link
State's Forestal Corp (local branch) made it in 1938/9.
They also say that it was possible to read it
from Rome (it seems difficult, to me).
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