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The Romance languages are primarily derived from Latin, as spoken at the time of the Roman Empire. The vocabulary of the Romance languages is similar to that of Latin. Modern Romance languages have shed many of the grammatical features of Latin and acquired new ones. The reliance on word order (subject-verb-object) is a well known feature of the main Romance languages (and also English). Of course, like in any language, there are features that are derived from other languages. This inter-mixing often happens when two (or more) languages are in close proximity to each other. This is what happened to French and English - English has a vocabulary composed of a tremendous amount of French words. Other romance languages, like Spanish, borrow heavily from English when the speakers of both languages are in proximity, or when an equivalent term in a language is more difficult or wordy than a term in another language (this happens frequently for technical, medical, and other highly-specialized fields). One notable example that is not related to a specialized field is the French word "week-end" - a blatant copy of the English word that means the same thing. The closest French equivalent is "fin de semaine" (although the semantics are not exact).
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A romance language is a language that is descended from Latin. All romance languages share some common traits such as basic grammar and root vocabulary. In the glory days of t…he Roman Empire, most people in the western part spoke the official language, Latin (in the East people tended to use Greek, although the educated elite also would have known Latin). When the Roman Empire collapsed, the Latin speaking people fell out of communication with one another. For example, the Latin speakers of northern France no longer had communication with the Latin speakers of southern Italy. Over time, divergent forms of Latin developed because of changes in pronunciation and additions of new words by the disparate peoples. Eventually, the "Latin" speakers were no longer speaking Latin but in fact new languages that, 1000 years after the fall of Rome, were no longer mutually comprehensible between people from different regions. The most common of these languages are Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Romanian, and Catalan, but there are several dozen minor ones as well. Because these languages are based upon a single source, Latin, it is relatively easy for a speaker of one to learn another.
Romance languages are languages that are descended from Latin, the language of the Romans. You can see the etymological similarity between the words "Roman" and "romance.'' Th…e grammar and vocabulary of all romance languages comes from Latin. This is because after the Roman Empire collapsed, Latin-speaking people from different regions of Europe fell out of touch with one another. The Latin that was spoken in northern France began to develop different pronunciation from, say, the Latin spoken in southern Italy. Eventually, differences in pronunciation and syntax became so different that "Latin" speaking peoples were in reality no longer speaking Latin, but new languages. The most spoken romance languages are (not in order) Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Catalan. There are dozens of others with smaller numbers of speakers like Galician, Occitan, Piedmontese, Romansch, and Sicilian. The speakers of these less significant languages are almost always bilingual with the official language(s) of their respective countries.
They are descendants of Latin, the language of the Roman Empire. Hence, Romance.
Latin. It's called Romance, from the Romans.
The Romance family is one that is low down in the categorical scale of languages, meaning it has a limited number. In other words, nearly all languages are not Romance, and so… below are a list of those that are. Romance comes from the word "roman", a reflection of the fact that the Romance languages all originate primarily from Latin due to the spread of the Roman Empire through Europe. The following languages are the most spoken Romance languages: Italian French Spanish Catalan Portuguese Romanian There are many others, including the many regional languages of France, Spain and Italy, Romanian's relatives, and the many languages of the Roma traveller groups and the Swiss language of Romansch.
If the language isn't Spanish, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Italian, Catalan, Galician, Corsican, Lombard, Occitan, Aromanian, Sardinian, Sicilian, Venetian, or Friulian, it …isn't a Romance language. The first six are the most widely spoken Romance languages, the rest have a much smaller number of native speakers. ~Russian is not a romantic language.
Yes. The Romance Languages are the modern descendants of Latin, the language of Rome, whence the word "Romance."
The Romance languages (sometimes referred to as Romanic languages, Latin languages or Neo-Latin languages) include: Latin Aragonese Aromanian Asturian Bergamasque Bolognese …Catalan Corsican (Northern) Corsican (Southern) Emilian Extremaduran Franco-Provençal French Friulian Galician Italian Judaeo-Spanish (Ladino) Ladin (Val Badia) Leonese Ligurian Milanese Mirandese Mozarabic Neapolitan Norman Occitan Picard Piedmontese Portuguese Romanian Romansh Sardinian Sicilian Spanish Umbrian Venetian Walloon Of these, the most commonly used are: Catalan French Italian Portuguese Romanian Romansch (primarily in Switzerland) Spanish Latin is also widely used but not as a primary language by anyone.
Latin is the basis.
All romance languages branched off from Latin.
It is based on the Latin language.
Any language based on Latin is considered to be a Romance language, such as: Spanish Italian French Romanian Catalán Portuguese
Vulgar Latin is what romance languages are derived of. The romance languages were developed in the sixth to ninth centuries. There are over 800 million native speakers world w…ide.
The one that isn't French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, orRomanian. A few minor languages, mostly from places that neighbor a regionspeaking one of those, are romance langua…ges too: Galician, Gascon,Catalan, Sicilian, etc .