What was the vernacular spoken language in 13th century Naples? A precursor to modern Neapolitan?

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    I'm fairly certain that it was a precursor of modern Neapolitan, but it might be hard to find a good reference for it. – Denis Nardin May 14 at 8:48
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    This web site explains how some works written in Latin were translated into Neapolitan in the 13th century. – Charo May 14 at 10:38

They spoke Neapolitan in the 13th Century.

The first testimonies about Neapolitan are "The Placiti Cassinesi" written between 960 and 963.

I hope I have helped you.

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    Welcome to Italian.SE! Do you mean this language? – Charo Sep 11 at 13:35
  • Anyway, I'm not sure if the language in which "Placiti Cassinesi" are written is really called "Neapolitan". – Charo Sep 11 at 13:41
  • @Charo I mean this it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialetto_napoletano. – Nifriz Sep 11 at 14:37
  • Vedo ancora più difficile che il linguaggio dei Placiti Cassinesi si possa considerare lo stesso del dialetto napoletano dei nostri giorni. – Charo Sep 11 at 14:46
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    Perché in Italia la differenza linguista tra i dialetti è sostanziale, non ci capiremmo minimamente, quindi l'italiano è considerato la lingua principale, i dialetti uno strumento di comunicazione valido ma solo a livello locale, per parlare con alcuni. Non fraintedenrmi @Charo, Ritengo i dialetti siano importantissimi per mantenere l'identità regionale e paesana, ma è corretto che siano secondari a parlare un italiano corretto. – Nifriz Sep 12 at 7:54

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