What are romance languages?

Romance Languages

The Romance languages (sometimes referred to as Romanic languages, Latin languages or Neo-Latin languages) are all the related languages derived from Vulgar Latin and forming a subgroup of the Italic languages within the Indo-European language family.

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Some articles on romance languages:

Romance Languages - Vocabulary Comparison
... that illustrates a number of examples of sound shifts that have occurred between Latin and Romance languages, along with a selection of minority languages ... lingua llingua lhéngua lingua língua lengoa lengua langua tongue/ language nostrum nostru nostro nostru nostru/nosciu nostru nestri nòst noss notre nòstre nostre nuestro nuestro muestro nuesu nuosso ...
Superlatives - In Other Languages - Romance Languages
... In contrast to English, in the grammars of most romance languages the elative and the superlative are joined into the same degree (the superlative), which can be of two kinds comparative (e.g ... exists only in the archaic or literary language ...
Southern Romance Languages
... The Southern Romance languages make up a hypothetical sub-group of the family of Romance languages suggested by Ethnologue but with little support among ... According to Ethnologue, the language group would include Sardinian, Corsican, the Gallurese dialect, and the dialects of Sassarese ... than many other Italian dialects while Sardinian is considered a separate language ...
History Of The Romanian Language - External History - Romanization and Vulgar Latin
... The Dalmatian language which occupied an intermediary position between Romanian and Italian started to develop in these coastal regions ... was instrumental in the "standardization of language, customs, architecture, housing and technology" ... Europe developed in line with the evolution of the language in the empire's other parts at least until the end of the 3rd century ...
Conditional Mood - Examples - Indo-European Languages - Romance Languages
... and subjunctive in conditional sentences, most of the Romance languages developed a conditional paradigm ... evolution of these forms (and of the innovative Romance future tense forms) is a well-known example of grammaticalization, whereby a syntactically and semantically independent word becomes a bound ... The Romance conditional (and future) forms are derived from the Latin infinitive followed by a finite form of the verb habēre ...

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