Anemmu

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  1. orca Senior Member

    Israel, Hebrew
    Hi there,
    I'm reading Los Herederos de la Tierra and would like to understand a few words in Catalan, starting with this one. Context:

    "Anemmu, Hugo." ordeno' el genove's al muchacho.
    Hugo miro' al mestre d'aixa.
    "pero..." intnto' alegar.
    "No discutas," le interrumpio. . . ". . . La sacaremos del agua! Annmmu," repitio'.

    Then the boy starts walking, so I understand the term is meant to hurry him up.

    Is it something like "andiammo" in Italian? Given the speaker is Genove's?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dymn Senior Member

    Catalan, Catalonia
    This is probably not Catalan but Ligurian, if the boy is from Genoa. And I think your intuition is right, anem is "(we) go, let's go" in Catalan, which is cognate of andiamo in Italian and it may be similar in Ligurian, preserving the final vowel unlike all other Gallo-Italic languages as far as I know. But it is certainly not Catalan.
     
  3. orca Senior Member

    Israel, Hebrew
    Thank you so much.
     
  4. Sardokan1.0

    Sardokan1.0 Senior Member

    Sardigna
    Sardu / Italianu
    Yes it's Ligurian, Anemmu = Andiamo, it sounds more or less similar in the other Romance languages of the area

    Ligurian : Anemmu or Annemu
    Roman : Annamo
    Venetian : Andemo
    Corsican : Andemu or Ajò
    Sardinian : Andamus or Ajò
     
  5. Bevj

    Bevj Allegra Moderata

    Girona, Spain
    English (U.K.)
    Since the text in question isn't actually about a Catalán word, this thread is being closed.
    Thank you to those who contributed.
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