Dictionary of the Sicilian Language
Welcome to Napizia,
where we're developing a dictionary and
translator for the language of poetry,
the language spoken by the people of Sicily, Calabria and Puglia.
The townspeople here speak the
Napitinu dialect of the
Sicilian language, which we are
proverbs, poetry, prose and examples.
You can search our collection with the
Trova na Palora tool.
Each poem and proverb is recorded exactly as it was written in the original source,
so that each dialect of the language is recorded on these pages.
All poetry is attributed to its author.
Unless otherwise noted, the proverbs come from Nicotra's (1883) dictionary.
And our dictionary is based on Arthur Dieli's
translates simple sentences fairly well, but it's still in a
Quality will improve over time as we give the machine more examples to learn from.
The training data was kindly supplied by
Arba Sicula and
along with their warm support and assistance.
We invite you to help us too.
Most of our language resources come from Sicily, so we would especially
appreciate samples of the dialects spoken in Calabria and Puglia.
So come to Napizia
and join us in our study of the language.