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  • Dieguito 🦝
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    5 months ago

    Yes, passing through the Venetian vulgar where the “cla” cluster which evolved to modern Italian “-chia-” [ki̯a] is further palatalized to “cia” [t͡ʃa].

    The original salute was meaning is “I am at your command”. In that region we still today, even it it’s rare / something that only elderly people do, use the form “mandi”, derived from “comandi” (i.e. again “at your commands”).