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What languages do Italians use?
Latin There are many different influences on the Italian languages including French & Spanish and those 3 languages are called the romance languages rub off on each other an…d give each other influences but the main origin would be Latin. LLCMV :) Here are some ways many Latin words changed into Italian: -us & -um becomes -o servus & vinum becomes servo & vino B's are pronounced like V's Portabant becomes Portavano Ending -m and -t dropped eram & erat become ero and era U's are rounded off to O's Fabula becomes Favola L's are dropped claudere becomes chiudere "au" is shortened to O or U aurum becomes oro, audire becomes udire N's before s+consonant clusters are dropped transmittere becomes trasmettere You can actually go through Latin derived words and, using some of these rules, find their Italian translations without even touching an translator!
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
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
Telugu Telugu is a Dravidian language, primarily spoken in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Its sometimes called la langue de Dante
No, although they both have Latin origins.
In Italy they speak Italian. In upmarket hotels and restaurants and some shops the staff usually speak English, too. They speak Italian
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.
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.
Romance branch of the Indo-European language family.
How does the choice of language used by Cervantes and Shakespeare compare to that of the Italian writers?
They wrote their stories in the language of their home country.
It slowly developed from Latin over many centuries and the language spoken today came specifically from the dialect spoken in Florence, due to the influence of Dante, Boccacci…o, and Petrarch, who all wrote in the Florentine dialect.