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In Italy, one of the first books for school-aged children is the abbecedario, or primer. The name of the book comes from the Latin word abecedarium, which is derived from the first four letters of the alphabet, ABCD.

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June 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm
(1) Antony says:

Michael… that’s it? Two sentences? C’mon, you must have a childhood memory about this, or a friend who does… Piu’ carne, prego!

October 11, 2012 at 7:33 am
(2) romolo says:

Hey, San micche,…..would like more diversification on my dish: how about, piu’ carne e piu’ potate….

Michael, actually you’re doing fine….your commentaries are excellent……keep up the good work……..Romulus

Anthony, where is your contribution?

March 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm
(3) Herb says:

I understand that only two letters in the Italian alphabet are never doubled, “q” and the other I forget. Why complicate the spelling by doubling the consonant “b” which seems to serve no good purpose ? The parent Latin is not adequate? What is the fixation for doubling consonants?

March 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm
(4) italobimbi says:

Pinocchio sold his abbecedario for a biglietto to the teatro delle marionette. Povero sciocchino!

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