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Title: Two notes : Brighella and Thezan; the "Cantilena", Maltese and Sicilian proverbs
Other Titles: Sicilian proverbs and Malta, Maltese proverbs and Sicily
Brighella, the Maltese alphabet, Manzoni and Thezan the lexicographer
Authors: Cassola, Arnold
Keywords: Zammit, Giuseppe, 1802-1890
Thezan Court, Francois de Vion
Maltese language -- History
Proverbs -- History and criticism
Caxaro, Pietru, c.1400-1485. Cantilena -- Criticism and interpretation
Linguists -- Malta -- History
Proverbs, Maltese -- History and criticism
Proverbs, Sicilian -- History and criticism
Proverbs, Maltese -- Foreign influences
Proverbs, Maltese -- Sicilian influences
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: University of Malta. Dipartiment tal-Malti
Citation: Cassola, A. (1998). Two notes : Brighella and Thezan; the "Cantilena", Maltese and Sicilian proverbs. Journal of Maltese Studies, 25-26, 58-66
Abstract: In the first part of the article, the author discusses Don Giuseppe Zammit, who wrote under the pen-name Brighella. Zammit was a prolific writer in Italian, Latin but most importantly in Maltese. He mainly wrote in satirical newspapers such as Il Hatar, targeting the British powers in Malta. Zammit also uses this platform to highlight problems related to the Maltese alphabet to which he references the French linguist Thezan. In the second part of the article, the author compares and contrasts the influence that Maltese and Sicilian had on each other which can be clearly seen in the proverbs used by both islands - sometimes even referring to each other or historical events.
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