Monday, September 24, 2018

Secrets of the Riviera

This is one of the best Tintin adventures, “The Secret of the Unicorn”, translated to one of the smaller national languages in Europe, Monégasque, the native language of Monaco on the French Riviera. My Monégasque is unfortunately a bit rusty, but my sources tell me it’s a really a dialect of Ligurian, the regional language of Liguria (including Genua)…and the Italian Riviera! Does this mean Columbus cursed like Captain Haddock's illustrious forebears in this translation…?

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