The case of ‘Toussaint’

Giovanni da Milano, Ognissanti Polyptych, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

‘Toussaint’ is a special case for disambiguation. It can designate:

  • either the firstname ‘Toussaint’ (Toussaint in English) = Santu in Corsican language (masculine & singular proper noun)
  • or the feminine & singular (in French) proper noun that refers to the Christian festival. It translates into I Santi in Corsican, i.e. a masculine & plural proper noun (All Saint’s Day).

 

In the sample below, disambiguation between the cases of ‘Toussaint’ is made properly but ‘Erami à I Santi‘ should read: Erami in I Santi (We were at All Saint’s day).

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