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  ipedia.com: Iberian Romance languages Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A common Latin/Romance language with dialectal differences extending through all ancient Roman Empire - during this stage, we can speak of the romance language, although, probably, it was quite different from one region to another.
Catalan is regarded as a transition language between Iberian Romance and Gallo-Romance languages.
Minor languages, like Astur-Leonese, Aragonese, etc., became regarded as mere dialects by most people, but those are Romance variants with enough distict features to rank them as separate languages.
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  Romance languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All Romance languages descend from Vulgar Latin, the language of soldiers, settlers, and slaves of the Roman Empire, which was substantially different from the Classical Latin of the Roman literati.
In spite of multiple influences from pre-Roman languages and from later invasions, the phonology, morphology, lexicon, and syntax of all Romance languages are predominantly derived from Vulgar Latin.
Most languages are written with a mixture of two distinct but phonetically identical variants or "cases" of the alphabet: "uppercase" (or "capital letters"), derived from Roman stone-carved letter shapes, and "lowercase", derived from Medieval quill pen handwriting and adapted by printers in the 15th and 16th centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Romance_languages   (4774 words)

  
 Iberian Romance languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A common Romance language with dialectal differences was spoken throughout the ancient Roman Empire.
During this stage a set of romance dialects was spoken in Muslim areas of Iberia called Mozarabic.
Catalan is regarded as a transition language between Iberian Romance and Gallo-Romance languages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iberian_Romance_languages   (643 words)

  
 ROMANCE LANGUAGES - LoveToKnow Article on ROMANCE LANGUAGES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
As the literary language of the ancient Roman cfv~1ization died out, seemingly extinguished by the barbarism of the middle ages, all the forms of the old classical language being confounded in the most hopeless chaos, suddenly new, vigorous and beautiful tongues sprang forth, ruled by the most regular laws, related to, yet different from, Latin.
The present article, embracing all the Romance languages, aims at tracing on the one hand their common origin and their common development, on the other hand at pointing out the peculiarities of the individual languages and the possible explanations of the growth of these peculiarities.
(2) We have the reaction on Latin of the languages of the pre-Roman populations.
41.1911encyclopedia.org /R/RO/ROMANCE_LANGUAGES.htm   (10656 words)

  
 ninemsn Encarta - Romance Languages
Romance Languages, group of 47 modern languages derived from the ancient Latin language and spoken by about 400 million people.
These languages form a major group in the Indo-European languages, belonging to that family's subfamily of Italic languages.
The other subset, Pyranean-Mozarabic, consists of two languages in two separate branches: Aragonese is a Spanish language with official status in the region where it is spoken; Mozarabic is an extinct Spanish language still used liturgically by a few churches.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761563403/Romance_Languages.html   (237 words)

  
 Wikipedia: Spanish language
The Spanish language (Castellano or Español) is a Romance language, the third or fourth most spoken language on the planet, spoken by about 352 million persons in 1999 in the seven continents, especially in The Americas (417,000,000 including second language users).
The language was brought to the Americas and Philippines, by the Spanish colonization since 16th century.
Spanish is one of the official languages of the African Union, the European Union and the United Nations.
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 Romance languages, Romanian
The Romance languages are a group of closely related vernaculars descended from the LATIN LANGUAGE, a member of the Italic branch of INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES.
From the evidence of Latin grammarians, popular playwrights, and inscriptions, it is apparent that in Republican Rome the spoken language of the lower classes was undergoing modifications in pronunciation and grammar that ultimately were to differentiate it from the written language and the language of the privileged.
The dialect of Paris gradually became the national language, however, because of the political prestige of the capital and today is accepted as the model for the French language.
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 Romance languages - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In some Romance languages the word for the number 16 is irregular after the fashion of English "sixteen", as are most Romance numerals from 11 to 15.
Most languages are writtten with a mixture of two distinct but phonetically identical variants or "cases" of the alphabet: "uppercase" (or "capital letters"), derived from Roman stone-carved letter shapes, and "lowercase", derived from Medieval quill pen handwriting and adapted by printers in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Latin and the Romance languages also give rise to numerous constructed languages, both international auxiliary languages (well-known examples of which are Esperanto, Ido and Interlingua) and languages created for artistic purposes only (such as Brithenig and Wenedyk).
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Romance_languages   (5430 words)

  
 Department of Spanish & Portuguese / Departamento de español y portugués / Departamento de espanhol e ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Clancy Clements received his MA in Spanish from the Universität Tübingen (Germany) and his Phd in Romance Linguistics from the University of Washington (Seattle).
His main areas of interest are contact linguistics and functional syntax, with a focus on varieties of Iberian Romance languages.
He is also a collaborator on the project “Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Languages”, organized by scholars of and affiliated with the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
www.unm.edu /~spanport/faculty/clements   (121 words)

  
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Languages spoken in Spain Castilian is the official Spanish language of the State.
The Spanish languages that are officially recognized by the Statutes of the Autonomous Communities are: Euskera or Basque (Basque Country and Navarre), Galician (Galicia), Catalan (Catalonia and Balearic Islands) and Valencian Community where, as stated at the Dictionary of the Real Academia, this variety of Catalan is called Valencian.
Declared the official language of Spain by Philip V in 1714, it is usually known as Spanish, a name that was already used in the Middle Ages in Castile, and frequently by the grammarians and authors of the 16th and 17th centuries.
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 Learn Portuguese Language - Portuguese Language Courses
It is the official language of seven countries in Europe, Africa, and South America and an unofficial one in numerous linguistic islands in China, India, and North America.
It was declared one of the six critical languages by the National Defense Education Act of 1958.
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 Spanish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Spanish is an Iberian Romance language, and the third or fourth most spoken language on the planet, spoken by about 352 million persons in 1999 around the world, especially in The Americas (417 million, including second-language users).
Spaniards usually call their language castellano (Castilian), but they understand the term español to refer to the language, although it is not preferred.
In English, however, the language is called "Spanish", and "Castilian" is the name for the dialect spoken in the Spanish region of Castile, or sometimes more broadly for all Spanish spoken in Spain.
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 ROMANCE LANGUAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Romance language spoken in Occitania, a region of southern France..
Romansh, Rumansh - the Rhaeto-Romance language spoken in southeastern Switzerland; it is an.
the languages of Southern Italy and the Gallo-Romance languages of the North.
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 Spanish - Language Directory
Spanish (español) or Castilian (castellano) is an Iberian Romance language, and the fourth most-widely spoken language in the world according to some sources, while other sources list it as the second or third most spoken language.
The close genetic relationship between the two languages, along with the fact that Spanish is the dominant and official language of almost every country that borders Brazil, adds to the popularity.
Spanish ceased to be an official language of the Philippines in 1987, and it is now spoken by less than 0.01% of the population; 2,658 speakers (1990 Census).
language-directory.50webs.com /languages/spanish.htm   (1501 words)

  
 Language Miniatures 119: The Romance languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Romance languages are spread all the way across Europe from the Iberian peninsula in the west to the Balkans in the east, covering Spain and Portugal, France, Italy and parts of Switzerland, on to Romania deep in non-Romance territory.
The Romance languages are uniquely interesting for anyone studying how language works, because we have the rare privilege of being able to follow the entire development of all these languages out of Latin, as the Roman empire spread out across vast areas.
When a single language (or closely similar dialects) gets scattered over a wide area and these local forms of speech are out of all communication with each other, each changes in its own way with the result that over a millennium or two they gradually become unintelligible to each other.
home.bluemarble.net /~langmin/miniatures/romance.htm   (867 words)

  
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In 1726, Castilian was declared to be the official language of Spain by King Philip V. In other words, the nobility of Spain had been familiar with reformed Castilian speech and its written form 200 years before it became the official language and a royal academy was established to preserve and refine it.
From its inception, the Academia was intent on both institutionalizing the dialect of Castilian on the peninsula and safeguarding the purity of the language for posterity.
These figures make the official language of the Spanish State, the most widely spoken Romance language, an expressive instrument of a community which embraces around the world and which is spoken by people of many different ethnic backgrounds.
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 Spanish language - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Image:Page of Lay of the Cid.jpg The Spanish language developed from vulgar Latin, with influence from Celtiberian, Basque and Arabic, in the north of the Iberian Peninsula (see Iberian Romance languages).
From the 16th century on, the language was brought to the Americas, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marianas, Palau and the Philippines by Spanish colonization.
Spanish is one of the official languages of the United Nations and the European Union.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Spanish_language   (3291 words)

  
 Department of Foreign Languages, Salem State College: Jon Aske
Romance, an adjective cum noun derived from the Latin adverb Romanice, "in the Roman manner", refers to those languages which are descendants from Latin, such as Italian (i.e.
Actually, all of the Romance languages could rightly be called Latins, or Latin languages, if it weren't because the fact that there are so many of them would make it so confusing.
She continues with an examination of social and regional variation in Spanish, and investigates dialects, language attitudes, and style and register, particularly in the media.
www.lrc.salemstate.edu /aske/romance.htm   (1456 words)

  
 The world's top spanish language websites
Spanish is an Iberian Romance language, and the third or fourth most spoken language on the planet.
The Spanish language was developed from vulgar Latin, with influence from Basque and Arabic, in the north of Iberian Peninsula (see Iberian Romance languages).
The language was brought to the Americas, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marianas, Palau and the Philippines, by the Spanish colonization since 16th century.
www.websbiggest.com /wiki-article-tab.cfm/spanish_language   (1658 words)

  
 Romance Languages on the Web
Although some Romance languages like Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese are national languages and spoken around the world, others are languages (or "dialects") spoken in different European countries which are related to the national languages, but with distinct grammars and cultural identities.
Language tags are also suggested so that search engines and screen readers parse the language of a page.
The Baltic Romance languages such as Romanian are not included.
tlt.its.psu.edu /suggestions/international/bylanguage/romance.html   (823 words)

  
 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.
A common Romance language with dialectal differences was spoken throughout the ancient Roman Empire.
It is now the official language of three of the four main regions of the former possessions of the Crown of Aragon, as well as of the independent state of Andorra.
Minoritary languages like Asturian, Leonese, and Aragonese came to be regarded as mere dialects of Spanish by most people, although they are Romance variants with enough distinct features to be ranked as separate languages.
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 Iberian Romance languages - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
A common Latin/Romance language with dialectal differences was spoken throughout the ancient Roman Empire.
Portuguese: this originated from a common Galician-Portuguese language, which itself originated from a common Ibero-Romance shared with Castilian (but not with Catalan), with influences from Mozarabic.
Catalan: this originated from a common Romance language, which separated at an early stage in the development of the Iberian Romance languages.
www.music.us /education/I/Iberian-Romance-languages.htm   (820 words)

  
 Romance languages, Latin's grand-children
Sardinian is the collective name for a group of Romance languages spoken on the island of Sardinia by nearly 1 million people.
It is of particular interest to Romance scholars because of the archaic features of its dialects, such as the retention of the Latin sound k that other Romance languages have palatalized (compare Sardinian kelu with French ciel, Italian and Spanish cielo, and Romanian cer).
Sometimes words were incorporated into one or the other of the Romance languages from neighboring tongues; Spanish izquierdo, "left," for example, comes from Basque, and Romanian sticla, "drinking glass," comes from Slavic.
www.brazilbrazil.com /roman.html   (1233 words)

  
 Iberian Romance languages at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A common Latin/Romance language with dialectal differences extending through all ancient Roman Empire - during this stage, we can speak of the romance language, although, probably, it was quite different from one region to another.
Catalan is regarded as a transition language between Iberian Romance and Gallo-Romance.
Catalan: originated from a common Romance language, separated in an early stage of development of Iberian Romance languages.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Iberian_Romance_Languages.html   (694 words)

  
 Learn Spanish Language - Spanish Language Courses
It is an official language in the UN, the EU and other organisations.
And last, but not least, you will have a better understanding of the hispanic culture, it's history and furthermore you will be able to communicate with more than 500 million people around the world.
Spain occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula in southwest Europe, and its territory includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic.
www.languagesromance.com /learn-spanish   (299 words)

  
 List of Romance Languages & Dialects with Number of Speakers and Areas of Distribution
The Academy of the Asturian Language was formed in 1981, to revive the academy of the 18th century.
The Iberian base for Calo is regional dialects, where the overlap is not distinct between Spanish and Portuguese.
Galician has had many decades of development as a language of serious literature, including poetry, essays on novel, ideological, philosophical, and sociological topics, and for all levels of education, including higher education.
www.orbilat.com /General_Survey/List_of_Romance_Languages.html   (3673 words)

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