Nones. What’s that word?
It’s a people, a subgroup, a culture wedged in the Non Valley (Val di Non), far off in Italy’s northernmost region, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol. The dialect that people in Val di Non speak is called Nones (pronounced No-nez), while the people are known as Nonesi (Noneso for singular male, Nonesa for singular female).
Italian grammar aside, Nones is the type of dialect that precedes Italian, meaning: Italian speakers can’t understand it.
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