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How old is the Italian language?
it was first found in text in the 12th century but other writing that were the buildng blocks of the language were found in the year 960 so its old xD
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Nope, it is alive and well, spoken by millions of Italians everyday.
The are Romance languages (not to be confused with romantic languages).
Yes it is. The Sicilian dialect incorporates Arabic,Spanish,Italian,Greek,Latin and many other languages because of Sicily's stratigic location in the center of ther Med…diteranean Sea it has been invaded Dozens of times by different factions vying to gain control of the medditteranean sea Yes it is. The Sicilian dialect incorporates Arabic,Spanish,Italian,Greek,Latin and many other languages because of Sicily's stratigic location in the center of ther Medditeranean Sea it has been invaded Dozens of times by different factions vying to gain control of the medditteranean sea
Native speakers of English and the Romance languages usually find Italian easy to learn. In my opinion, Italian is the easiest of the romance languages to learn by far. I…talian seems to have strong similarities with two other romance languages in that its grammar is quite like French and its pronunciation is much like Spanish. Although easier than either. If I had to learn to speak any language without an instructor I would choose Italian because of its consistency regarding pronunciation and grammar, similarity of letter to corresponding sound with English and abundance of literature, film and native speakers. And, it's FUN!
Lexicon-wise, French is the closest to Italian with 89% of the word roots. Next is Catalan with 87%. Next is Sardinian (Sardinians also speak Italian) with 85%. Next is Spanis…h with 82%. Next is Romance with 78%. Last is Romanian with 77%. If you count Latin, then 93% of Italian is derived from Latin. Italian is also the closest language to French, Catalan, Sardinian, and Romanian.
They are both descended from Latin
No, although they both have Latin origins.
Italians speak Italian.
Yes. It evolved from the time of the Romans.
Not really nothing is really similar to Greek. Latin is the most similar language to Greek so therefore Italian and Spanish are the most similar languages today to Greek but G…reek is probably the 7th most language similar to them. Some words are the same though, e.g Piscina, fantastica, technologia, putana, programa, fantasma, porta, moderno. A lot of the surnames are similar though. Kyrgiakos / Ciriaco Zannis / Zanni Mantzounis / Manzoni Kapelis / Cappelli Roussis / Rossi Papandreas / Papandrea Grekos / Greco Romanos / Romano Marinis / Marini + 100s more.
Nearly a million ---------------- Nonsense. No language contains "nearly a million" words. That said, it's a difficult question to answer for any language. There are almost 1…40,000 words in the Zanichelli dictionary; the DeMauro, one of the most complete dictionaries available, lists 250,000. There are, however, dozens of dialects spoken in Italy. If we want to count all of those separate languages under the heading of "Italian" (which would be like saying that English includes French and Turkish), then the number becomes quite large. Very few Italians, however, speak more than one dialect and an increasing number speaks no dialect at all (i.e., they speak only Italian). No dictionary, meanwhile, can contain the entirety of a language from its inception to the present. The Oxford English Dictionary, which does its best to come close to that standard, lists about 1.5 million entries, but a huge number of the words are obsolete. I know of no similar historical dictionary in Italian.
They obviously speak italian. Most Italians especially near tourist destinations, also speak English and possibly French.
Well they can speak as many as they want if they decide to learn it
Italian is a great language! I am half Italian and half Portuguese and I love both of them! Let me tell Italians loveeeeeeeeeeeeee food!!!!! Christmas eve is always a big thin…g for them! So Italian is the language of food, you say?? ;) Italian is also the language of song.