EuroTrip ’08 – Trieste, James Joyce

Not many people know that James Joyce spent 11 years in Trieste as a lecturer at the University. Now, his bronze statue still walks the bridge across the canal on Ponte Rossa:

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  1. Joyce was particularly taken with the dialect; if Dublin speech is distinctive, Triestine speech is much more so, having its own spelling and verb forms and infusion of Slovene and other words. Not only was Triestino a special dialect, but the residents of Trieste, who had congregated from Greece, Austria, Hungary, and Italy, all spoke the dialect with special pronunciations. The puns and international jokes that resulted delighted Joyce.
    ~from James Joyce, by Richard Ellman