maccheronico

ambrilla

Member
italiano
How to say "inglese maccheronico" in English.
Can I use dog latin? Or it has the specific meaning to refer to the creation of a phrase in imitation of Latin?

thanks!
 
  • TimLA

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Interesting question.
    I found this page, with a nice picture, and it seems "Italglish" is a reasonable translation.
    Kind of like "Spanglish" here in Los Angeles.
     

    Juri

    Senior Member
    italian/Slovenia
    I was surprised finding the dict.really translates maccheronico with macaronic even from 1611 as: vernacular words in a Latin context with Latin endings . The term Macaronicus was coined in 1517 by Benedectine monk Teofilo Folengo in his "Opus maccaronicus".Well known is his parodistic poem"Moscheide" about war between flies and ants.
    The modern dictionary writes, as you did:dog latin and macaronic.
     
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