Italian Languages

Italian Languages

The main language of Italy is Italian (a recent proposal aims to declare it the official language), a descendant of the Tuscan dialect and a direct descendant of Latin, but several regional languages are also spoken to varying degrees. Other non-indigenous languages are spoken by a substantial percentage of the population due to immigration.

Read more about Italian LanguagesHistory of The Italian Language, Conservation Status, Genetic Classification, Geographic Distribution, Standardised Written Forms

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Italian Languages - Standardised Written Forms
... The following regional languages of Italy have a standardised written form ... This may be widely accepted or used alongside more traditional written forms Piedmontese traditional, definitely codified between the 20ths and the 60ths of 20th century by Pinin Pacòt and Camillo Brero Ligurian "Grafîa ofiçiâ" created by the Académia Ligùstica do Brénno Sardinian " Limba sarda comuna" Friulian "Grafie uficiâl" created by the Osservatori Regjonâl de Lenghe e de Culture Furlanis Ladin "Grafia Ladina" created by the Istituto Ladin de la Dolomites ...
Gallo-Italic Languages
... The Gallo-Italian or Gallo-Italic languages constitute the majority of northern Italian languages ... The Gallo-Italian languages have characteristics both of the Gallo-Romance languages to the northwest (including French and Occitan) and the Italo-Romance ... there is some debate over the proper grouping of the Gallo-Italian languages ...
Italian Language - Phonology
... Consonants of Italian Bilabial Labio- dental Dental/ Alveolar Post- alveolar Palatal Velar Nasal m n ɲ Plosive p b t d k ɡ Affricate ts dz tʃ dʒ Fricative f v s z ... Compared with most other Romance languages, Italian phonology is extremely conservative, preserving many words nearly unchanged from Vulgar Latin ... Some examples Italian quattordici "fourteen" < Latin quattuordecim (cf ...
Classification Of Romance Languages - Variation Among Languages - To Have or To Be
... Some languages use their equivalent of 'have' as an auxiliary verb to form the compound forms (e ... have' and 'be' Occitan, French, Italian, Northern-Italian languages (Piedmontese, Lombard, Ligurian, Venetian, Friulan), Romansh, Central Italian languages (Tuscan, Umbrian ... For example, in French, J'ai vu or Italian ho visto 'I have seen' vs ...

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