Research in progress under the guidance of Dr. G. B. Pellegrini

Quaderni scientifici della Fondazione n. 5

Edited by: Carlo Malaguti

2001 . – 174 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

ISBN 88-86106-12-2

This volume locates itself in the series of “Quaderni” (rough English translation for workbooks or notebooks), which the Angelini Foundation is in the process of publishing under the scientific supervision of Dr. G.B. Pellegrini. The “Oronyms” research programme is focused on the documentation of oronyms of the Bellunese, a research endeavor which has proved itself quite laborious, but capable of furnishing a valuable contribution on the knowledge of these mountains, their history, and traditions. The research programme fills an important void which, with the passage of time, and with the rapid development of the area’s tourism industry, has led to alterations in oronyms, with often disastrous consequences in terms of knowledge of place names.

This volume has been published thanks to the work of Carlo Malaguti, and is dedicated to the alpine world of the Valle di Sesis, beginning from Mt. Peralba where it originates at the source of the Piave River near Sappada. This has involved a laborious research undertaking, given the well-known particularities of the German language spoken by the people of the Valle del Gail, which is found on the other side of the divide.