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What can be said in seven sentences about the Italian language?
Italian, as the national language of Italy, traces its origins to the interaction between the ancient languages of the Italian peninsula and the ancient Latin of the ancient Roman conquerors. So the people of Italy have a long history of knowing a language common to all of the peninsula's peoples, and a language that has strong local meanings and roots. This historical difference between what is spoken in public and what is spoken at home and locally still is seen today in dialectical Italian. For example, some of the local dialects of northwestern Italy have pronunciations and sayings in common with French, Italian Swiss, and Monegasque ways of speaking. But regardless of the emotional and historic importance of Italy's many local and regional dialects, there always is an advantage to knowing the standard, national Italian language. As an example, there are many words that are similar enough in the major Romance languages that the attentive speaker of one gets by in them all. Additionally, it tends to be easier on the speaker of Italian to understand the Latin of the Church and of the classical writings, and vice versa.
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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).
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
16th century Italian explorer Niccolò Da Conti who visited the Vijayanagara Empire described it as Italian of the east
No, although they both have Latin origins.
Italians speak Italian.
Yes. It evolved from the time of the Romans.
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
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.
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.