How many languages are there which are based on the Latin alphabet?
The majority of languages in the world with an alphabet are based on the Latin alphabet.
Virtually all of the countries of North America, South America, Australia, and Western Europe use the Latin Alphabet.
A Notable exception is Greece, which uses the Greek alphabet.
Virtually all of the countries of North America, South America, Australia, and Western Europe use the Latin Alphabet.
A Notable exception is Greece, which uses the Greek alphabet.
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\n. \n Roman Characters \n. \nYes. The vast majority of languages that have alphabets use the Roman alphabet, sometimes with a few additional characters. The origin of the language isn't very relevant. \n. \nFor example, until well into the 1850s Romanian, though derived mainly from Latin, wa…s written in the Cyrillic alphabet.\n. \nThe other main alphabets in use are:\n. \n . Cyrillic (Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian)\n . \n . Greek\n . \n . Hebrew\n . \n . Arabic (MORE)
First, English is not a Latin based language, it is a west Germanic language. The Ancestors of the English people came from what is now Germany into England around the time that the roman empire was collapsing. Many people have the misconception that English is a Latin based language because a lot o…f our words are derived from Latin. The reason for this is that the Norman conquests from France added a lot of new words from French (which is a Latin based language) into the English language. Old English which was spoken before the Norman conquests would be virtually unrecognizable to a speaker of Modern English. In conclusion, while English may have a lot of words originally from Latin, at its base it is a Germanic language. Now to answer the original question, the Latin based languages include French, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Italian and Romanian. All of these are Romance Languages, however Korean, the last of 7, has been omitted due to its freedom from Latin base. ANOTHER ADD ON TO ANSWER: Actually.....Latin-derived words make up a large percentage of German vocabulary. german.about.com/library/weekly/aa103000a.htm ADD ON TO ORIGINAL ANSWER BY dseuss7: uhm...so is English Latin-based? like even technically? because the guy above me says that German is basically Latin-based. *no pun intended* and that English is basically German-based. so yea. you two have left the public confused. LATIN-DERIVED words do NOT make up a 'large percentage of German vocabulary. Whoever wrote that is wrong, and I am sick of people trying to hook English and everything else onto Latin. SOME words like scientific or medical terms are from ancient greek or latin. Most MODERNized European countries also have a lot of borrowed words. Instead of making a new word, we just take one from somebody else. English probably has the highest number of borrowed words, because I'm pretty sure it has THE MOST words period. HOWEVER, the German language comes directly from PROTO-INDO-EUROPEAN, which then became the sub germanic languages. As does 'ITALIC' which became latin, which became 'the romance languages' For god's sake, all this information is out there. You can lie all you want. Once I moved to Sweden, I figured out REAL quick that even Swedish is closer to English than Spanish. WAY closer. HERE'S AN EXAMPLE: everybody knows MI CASA ES TU CASA, right? My house is your house! Mi casa es tu casa (yea that's sounds the same)' Mein haus ist dein haus - german min hus Ã¤r din hus - swedish or how about 'I hate you' ik haat u (Dutch, a germanic language) que te odio OR te odio (Spanish) REALLY? Even translate devices from Spanish to English BARELY make any sense, it's almost unreadable. BECAUSE THEY ARE SO DIFFERENT, in both grammar and WORDS. see if you can answer this question, no translation needed! :D VarfÃ¶r Ã¤r du sÃ¥ dum? Warum bist du so dumm? NOW here's the same question from 2 latin based languages: De ce eÈti aÈa de prost? PerchÃ© sei cosÃ¬ stupido? Did you figure out the question? Gee, I sure hope so. (MORE)
Answer . German is not a Latin based language. German is a West Germanic language. German is not a Latin based language because it is not a romance language. A Romance language is a language that is derived directly from Latin. They inlude Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Germ…an does, however, have some words from Latin because the Germanic tribes interacted with the Latin speaking peoples when they overthrew Rome.. However, the great majority of Latin words in German were adopted from the time of the Renaissance onwards.. English is also a Germanic language. Many similarities can be seen between German and English, espcially with cognates. Sometimes, words only differ with a couple of letters.. Haus...House. Maus...Mouse. Hund...Dog (Hound). There is a school of thought that says, by replacing German letter combinations with English letter combinations, you often come up with German words. See the examples above ("u" and "au" for the English "ou"). Although, this isn't always true, very often it works. (MORE)
No, not at all. English is a Germanic language. It evolved from West Germanic and is still closely related to other Germanic languages such as German, Dutch, and Norwegian. The reason why we have so many words of Latin origin is that we have taken in a lot of foreign borrowings from the French, but …the core of the English language is still very much Germanic. (MORE)
I think it based on Bali and Sansakrit, the same base as Indian language. Answer No. The languages based on Latin are referred to as the "Romance" languages, and they are French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Romanian.
Languages that developed from Latin are known as "Romance" languages. The term comes from the Latin phrase Romanice loqui , which means "to speak in Roman fashion". Languages that descended from Latin are collectively called the Romance languages , though you may also hear them referred to as th…e Romanic languages, Latin languages, or Neo-Latin languages. The six most widely spoken standardized Romance languages are Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Romanian, and Catalan. Some other Romance languages are Corsican, Leonese, Occitan, Aromanian, Sardinian, Sicilian, Venetian, Neapolitan, Asturian,Galician, and Friulian. (MORE)
Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian, French. (These are the only ones I could think of).. Occitan,Ladino, Romanche, Maltese (partly)
They are called the Romance languages. The most common ones are: . Aragonese . Aromanian . Arpitan . Asturian . Catalan . Corsican . Emiliano-Romagnolo . French . Friulan . Galician . Italian . Ladino . Leonese . Lombard . Mirandese . Neapolitan . Occitan . Piedmontese . Portugu…ese . Romanian . Romansh . Sardinian . Sicilian . Spanish . Venetian . Walloon (MORE)
Some of the languages of the indigenous peoples of North America had no written form. The indigenous peoples of Australia also had no written language, I believe, in a formal sense. In many cultures have very elaborate art forms that express the elements of a story, but these don't count as formal w…ritten languages. Many of these languages have since developed alphabets and written forms. Unfortunately this alone will not prevent many of these now living languages from dying out. Languages are being forever lost every year. Here are some written languages that do not use an alphabet: Chinese Japanese Cherokee Ancient Egyptian (MORE)
Gourdinian is a romance language, but unique in the fact that it has a highly Greek lexicon as well as Latin. It is also an inflected language with six cases- nominative, vocative, accusative, genitive, dative and ablative. All articles are optional and are used more in the west of Europe than in th…e east. It is a chromatic language and as such there is frequent elision of words and, very occasionally, contract verbs. 14 different verb tenses are used across the indicative, subjunctive and conditional moods. The imperative is also used. Verbs are divided into first second and third persons with singular, dual and plural conjugations. They can be used in a sentence actively or passively. Nouns are dived also into singular, dual and plural in the genders masculine, feminine and neuter. There are five noun declensions and four regular verb conjugations. It isn't a written language as such and when it is written it is either in the Latin or Greek alphabet. (MORE)
There are over 6000 Languages in the world, and the majority of them use the Latin-based alphabet. Here is a partial list: . Afrikaans . Albanian . Aragonese . Asturian . Azeri . Basque . Boholano . Breton . Catalan . Cebuano . Cornish . Corsican . Croatian . Czech . Danish . Dutch …. English . Esperanto . Estonian . Faroese . Filipino . Finnish . French . Frisian . Friulian . Fula (Pulaar) . Gaelic (Scottish) . Galician . German . Gikuyu . GuaranÃ . Hausa (formerly used the Arabic alphabet) . Hawai'ian . Hungarian (used runic writing system prior to AD 1000) . Icelandic . Ido . Igbo . Ilocano . Indonesian . Interlingua . Innu-aimun . Irish . Italian . Javanese - Also uses alphabet called "Hanacaraka" in certain areas . Kikongo . Kinyarwanda . Kirundi . Kurdish (Kurmanji) . Latin . Latvian . Laz (Used by Turkey and European Lazs) . Leonese . Lingala . Lithuanian . Lombard . Luganda . Luxembourgish . Maori . Malay . Maltese . Manx . Moldovan - Also Cyrillic . Nahuatl (post Spanish Conquest) . Navaho or Navajo . Ndebele . Norwegian . Occitan . Oromo (formerly written in the Ge'ez script) . Polish . Portuguese . Quechua . Romanian (formerly used the Cyrillic alphabet) . Samoan . Scots . Shona . Slovak . Slovenian . Somali (formerly used the Arabic alphabet and Osmanya script) . Spanish . Swahili . Swedish . Tagalog . Tahitian . Tatar (formerly used Arabic, 1927-1938 Latin-derived Janalif, then Cyrillic and since 2000 Latin again, but generally on the internet) . Tongan . Tswana . Turkish (formerly used the Arabic alphabet) . Turoyo (new Latin-based script, originally Syriac alphabet) . Vietnamese (formerly with Chá»¯ nho and Chá»¯ nÃ´m) . VolapÃ¼k . VÃµro . Walloon . Welsh . Wolof . Xhosa . Yoruba . Zulu (MORE)
The modern English Alphabet evolved from Phoenician: through Hellenic; Greek; Roman; Old English; Middle English; Modern English.. The letters for the phonemes: F; U; V; W; Y. Came from the Phoenician WAW; their name for the "w" phoneme in modern English. P: Phonecian symbol for the mouth. As… in Pandoras Box, the human mouth. C: came from G, gimmel , camel: beast of burden, representing motive force, or causation. The Romans borrowed the Greek alphabet, and used it to create the Latin alphabet. The Latin alphabet is used to write English, as well as hundreds (if not thousands) of other languages, creoles, pidgins, and dialects. (MORE)
Both Latin Alphabet and English Alphabet are sharing the same 26letters. But there is pair of different meanings: English uses Yinstead of J, and J instead of DZ.
The Latin alphabet IS the same as the English alphabet, with the exception of a few letters. The Modern Latin Alphabet is exactly the same as the English Alphabet. The Classic Latin alphabet is missing J, U, and W. There were no lower case letters at first, and K, Y and Z used only for writing wo…rds of Greek origin. The letters J, U and W were added to the alphabet at a later stage to write languages other than Latin. J is a variant of I, U is a variant of V, and W was introduced as a 'double-v' to make a distinction between the sounds we know as 'v' and 'w' which was unnecessary in Latin. (MORE)
Yes, the Romanian language is based on Latin and is the only country in Eastern Eastern that uses a Latin-based language.
No. An alphabet is not a language. It is a set of symbols usedto write a language. One alphabet can be used to write more thanone language. Because an alphabet represents sounds, to some degreeany alphabet can be used to write any language, although mostlanguages use one preferred alphabet. . For e…xample, Italian, French, Spanish, German and English areall written with essentially the same alphabet, called the LatinAlphabet. Russian is among the languages usually written using theCyrillic alphabet, which looks very different from the LatinAlphabet. But it is possible to render the sounds of Russian in theLatin alphabet so that those who are only familiar with thatalphabet can read and understand names and other simple writtenwords. This widely used process sis called transliteration. . An alphabet is what makes the written part of a language .Each letter has a certain sound that it makes (typically one).These sounds are called phonemes, or the smallest positedlinguistically distinctive unit of sound. When letters are put together, they produce different series ofsounds, making words, and words (as well as rules of how and hownot to use them, like 'i before e except after c' and 'never starta sentence with a conjunction'), and words make up languages. (MORE)
Yes. Portuguese along with Spanish, French, Romanian and Italian are Latin based languages. English has about 45% Latin based words with the remainder being derived from Low German, Anglo Saxon and Celt. A search through a dictionary will reveal just how many of our words are Latin based. One exampl…e is the word "via" which we know as "by way of" and it is the Latin for road. (MORE)
English is a Germanic language (West Germanic, closely related to German and Dutch) that draws heavily on Romance languages for it's upper stratum vocabulary. It's primary vocabulary is 95% Germanic.
There is only one alphabet used for English. It is called the Latin alphabet and it has 26 letters.
It is a language that has evolved from Latin, known as Romance languages. Some examples are Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian, Catalan...
Latin descends from the ancient Proto-Indo-European language. Itwas influenced by the Etruscan language and the Greek alphabet.With these influences it developed into Latin in the Italianpeninsula.
The Latin alphabet varies in length, according to the language that uses it. If you mean the Latin version of the Latin Alphabet, it has 23 letters.
Proto-Italic (Italic being the generic term for Latin and its sister languages, and the Romance languages).
There is no English alphabet: English is written with the Latin alphabet. as of the 21st Century, more languages use Latin-based alphabets than any other (more than 1000 languages).
Actually about 200 languages use Roman or Latin alphabeticcharacters. The languages as diverse as Flemish and Zulu. Englishand German also use the script.
A B C D E F Z H I K L M N O P Q R S T V X The Ancient Latin alphabet had 21 letters.
Latin is one of those cases that features key momentousness, that takes knowledgeable help on
The official language of many countries of Latin America is Spanish, excluding Brazil, where the official language is Portuguese.
Yes they are. More specifically, they are called Romance Languages. The most common ones are: . Aragonese . Aromanian . Arpitan . Asturian . Catalan . Corsican . Emiliano-Romagnolo . French . Friulan . Galician . Italian . Ladino . Leonese . Lombard . Mirandese . Neapolitan . Occit…an . Piedmontese . Portuguese . Romanian . Romansh . Sardinian . Sicilian . Spanish . Venetian . Walloon (MORE)
The Greek alphabet was based on the Phoenician alphabet, which asnot a "true" alphabet. It was something called an 'abjad' (usingonly consonants)-Greek was the first language to use a "true"alphabet, consisting of both vowels and consonants. The Phoenician alphabet only used consonants, with some c…onsonantsused for vowel sounds. Phoenician is an alphabet as well as a writing system, Phoenicianalphabet unlike the complex characters used in Cuneiform scripts,and Egyptian Hieroglyphics to form words was very difficult tolearn, and later to understand. The simplicity of the phonicssystem of the Phoenician alphabet helped it to become popular andwas expanded upon by the Greek alphabet, which was later a base forthe Latin alphabet and Runic alphabet (MORE)
If you are talking in the strictest sense, all 26 letters of the Latin alphabet are not in the Greek alphabet. If you are talking about letter shapes, the following shapes do not occur in Greek: C D F G J L Q R S U V W Z b c d e f g h i j k l m n p q r s u w z
The region was conquered by Spain and Portugal and turned into Spanish and Portuguese colonies until the 19th century.
The Romance languages are all based on Latin, since they all evolved from Latin. There are dozens of Romance languages, but most are no longer spoken. The most common living Romance languages are: . Aragonese . Aromanian . Arpitan . Asturian . Catalan . Corsican . Emiliano-Romagnolo . Frenc…h . Friulan . Galician . Italian . Ladino . Leonese . Lombard . Mirandese . Neapolitan . Occitan . Piedmontese . Portuguese . Romanian . Romansh . Sardinian . Sicilian . Spanish . Venetian . Walloon (MORE)
Many languages use the Latin Alphabet. Here is a partial list: Afrikaans Albanian Basque Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Esperanto Estonian Finnish French Frisian Galician German Hawaiian Hausa Hungarian Icelandic Ilocano Indonesian Irish Gaelic Italian Latvian Lithuanian Malay Maltese …Norwegian Polish Portuguese Quechua Romanian Slovak Spanish Swahili Swedish Tagalog Turkish Vietnamese Welsh Xhosa Zulu (MORE)
There are many languages based on Latin. They are called romance languages. The five mains ones are Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian and Portuguese. Others include Occitan, Catalan, Sardinian, Sicilian, Galician, Corsican, Andalusian, Gourdinian, Asturian, Rumansch and others. Some of them are now… extinct, like the Dalmatian language. Interlingua is a constructed language based on Latin and the romance languages. (MORE)
as of the 21st Century, more than 1000 Languages use variations of the Latin alphabet.
Because it was the language of Rome and the Romans conquered most of the lands surrounding the Mediterranean, spreading their language and culture.
First of all, not only South Americans are considered Latino. All Spanish-speaking people are considered Latino. (Generally this does not include non-spanish countries in South America, such as Brazil). Second, the term Latino has come to mean only spanish speaking people, regardless of the fact th…at there are other latin-based languages. (MORE)
not entirely. It is mostly based off of germanic languages brought over from early settlers in modern day England by people from modern day Germany and Sweden. however English is also based off of french, which is a latin based language. You will see heavy signs of Latin (French in general) influ…ence in British English, and you will see more influence of Germanic languages in American English. (MORE)
No, Norwegian and Swedish are North Germanic languages, also known as the Scandinavian languages (as well as Danish, Faroese and Icelandic).
None: all Romance languages are based off of Latin (Romance meaning "of Rome", or Latin).
Italian, French, Portuguese, and Romanian are based on Latin. They are also known as romance languages.
I think Latinos are Mexican (If i have my facts wrong i did not mean intended to offend any Mexicans or Latinos) Latin is dead because people just stopped speaking it and it faded. You could still learn Latin in College though. Answer Actually Latinos are anyone born in North or South America …who speaks Spanish or Portuguese. Latinos have nothing to do with Latin. Latin is called a dead language because it has no native speakers any more. There are millions of Latinos, but zero native Latin speakers. (MORE)
Roman Catholicism is a branch of Christianity, not a language. So, no it isn't a latin based language.
At least Na, K, Hg, Ag, Au, Pb, Sn, and Sb. Some would also include Ga.
The Russian language, a Slavic language and part of the Indo-European language family, is based on the Cyrillic alphabet. This includes 33 letters in total.
People have to memorise numerous charaters, there are 10,000charaters we see in daily life while a lot more rare charaters thatwe don't usually see, a word is formed with a charater and avocabulary is formed with more than one word while one word canhave more than one meaning, every word in a senten…ce has its ownmeaning except for those words which are use for expressing thetone; Chinese students like me always forget how to write thecharaters in writing exam :p (MORE)
They based their writing systems on the Phoenician one, and thishas passed though to today's writings.
The Romans used 23 letters to write Latin. There were no lower case letters at first and K - Y and Z were used for writing works of Greek origin. J-U- and W were added at a later stage to write in languages other than Latin. J is a variant of I and U is a variant of V. The letter W is a double …V (MORE)