Quite a few Italian neologisms originate from the name of Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, such as berlusconaggine, berlusconistan, and Veltrusconi.
Now there's a new one, a linguistic mashup that includes the last name of Italy's new prime minister Matteo Renzi: renzusconiani. An example comes from a recent article in Europa Quotidiano titled "I berluscones vogliono trattare con Renzi per tagliare la strada a Angelino":
Perché, oltre che nel merito della questione, questo ammiccarsi di pontieri renzusconiani di fatto mette in non poca difficoltà l'azionista numero 2 del governo.
In Italian linguistics the term digramma (digraph) refers to groups of two letters indicating a unique sound. Examples include the combinations sc, gn, and gl.
In Italian linguistics, truncation (troncamento) is the clipping or shortening of a phonetic element (vowel, consonant, or syllable) at the end of a word. Examples include: bel bambino, quel castello, signor Giulio, buon diavolo, ragion per cui, mal di cuore.
Do you know nothing about the letter h in Italian, neanche un'acca? The h muta, devoid of phonological value, functions as a diacritical or distinguishing mark in contemporary Italian. But there was a time when grammarians wanted to abolish the letter.