Re: Place names in foreign languages (was: Re: Peking/Beijing (Re

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Oct 11 1999 - 10:31:40 EDT scripsit:

> In Italy people are proud when their cities (e.g. Roma=Rome, Milano=Milan,
> Torino=Turin) have traditional names in other languages, especially if they
> are smaller cities with a long history (e.g Mantova=Mantua,
> Siracusa=Syracuse). On the other hand, people are very disappointed to
> discover that their cities (e.g. Bologna, Bari, Cagliari, Monza) are called
> the same abroad, as if they "din't deserve an English name", like small
> province towns.

How about Livorno = English Leghorn?

John Cowan                         
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