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  Italic Languages - MSN Encarta
The Italic subfamily is a member of the Centum branch of the Indo-European language family.
Italic languages, subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages that may be divided into two groups.
Italic Languages, subdivision of the Indo-European languages, in its broadest sense considered to be a subfamily that includes Latin, its modern descendants, the Romance languages, and certain other tongues spoken in ancient Italy.
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  Italic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Italic subfamily is a member of the Centum branch of the Indo-European language family.
The Italic languages are first attested in writing from Umbrian and Faliscan inscriptions dating to the 7th century BC.
The ancient Venetic language, as revealed by inscriptions (including complete sentences) is considered by many linguists to have been very close to the Italic languages and it is sometimes even classified as Italic.
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 Italic languages – FREE Italic languages Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
From Latin are derived the Romance languages, which in turn comprise the second (or medieval and modern) group of the Italic subfamily; they include Catalan, Sardinian, French, Italian, Portuguese, Occitan, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romanian, and Spanish.
The ancient Italic languages, with the exception of Latin, are now preserved chiefly in inscriptions, although occasional references in ancient authors and a number of proper and place names furnish added evidence.
The earliest existing inscription in an Italic language is in Latin and goes back to the 5th or 6th cent.
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 Italic Languages - ninemsn Encarta
In its broadest sense considered to be a subfamily that includes Latin, its modern descendants, the Romance languages, and certain other tongues spoken in ancient Italy.
A third branch, Venetic, is sometimes cited as belonging to the Italic languages, although there is much debate over its origins and all that is known for certain is that it belongs to the Indo-European family (it is usually placed in an Unclassified Indo-European branch, along with seven other languages).
Venetic was a north-eastern language preserved in some inscriptions from the area between the River Po and Istria.
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 Romance languages. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
The spread of some Romance languages to other parts of the world, especially the Western Hemisphere, accompanied the colonizing and empire-building of the mother countries of these languages, notably Spain, Portugal, and France.
All of the Romance languages are descended from Latin (see Latin language and the table entitled Linguistic Relationships among Romance Languages).
They are called Romance languages because their parent tongue, Latin, was the language of the Romans.
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 AllRefer.com - Italic languages (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
Italic languages, subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages that may be divided into two groups.
From Latin are derived the Romance languages, which in turn comprise the second (or medieval and modern) group of the Italic subfamily; they include Catalan, Sardinian, French, Italian, Portuguese, Occitan, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romanian, and Spanish.
The ancient Italic languages, with the exception of Latin, are now preserved chiefly in inscriptions, although occasional references in ancient authors and a number of proper and place names furnish added evidence.
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 Indo-European languages - FrathWiki
The Indo-European languages are a family of several hundred languages and dialects (443 according to the SIL estimate), including most of the major languages of Europe, as well as many in West, Central and Southern Asia.
Indo-European is the largest family of languages in the world today, with its languages spoken by approximately 3 billion native speakers; the second largest family of tongues is Sino-Tibetan.
Italic languages — including Latin and its descendants, the Romance languages, attested from the 1st millennium BC.
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 Classification of the Languages
The phonetic characteristics of the language are quite dissimilar from the languages surrounding it.
Medial vowels tended to be dropped in the later phases of the language: e.g.
The Italic languages are all descended from a hypothetical single language, Proto-Italic, which in turn is but one member of the Indo-European language family.
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 Indo-European Languages - LoveToKnow 1911
The Indo-European (I.E.) languages are a family of kindred dialects spread over a large part of Europe, and of Asia as far as India.
Till the latter part of the 18th century it was the universal practice to refer all languages ultimately to a Hebrew origin, because Hebrew, being the language of the Bible, was assumed, with reference to the early chapters of Genesis, to be the original language.
Most languages tend to adopt with an imported product the name given to it by its producers, though frequently misunderstanding arises, as in the case of the two words mentioned, the potato being properly the yam, and tobacco being properly the pipe, while petum or petun (cp.
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 The Paleolithic Indo-Europeans, 3
Until very recently, it was universally believed that the major language families of Europe had separated from one another in the course of a general migration from east to west.
The separation of these three language families may have become final as a result of their various migrations, but it must have begun some thousands of years earlier, when they were isolated from one another during the Last Glacial Maximum.
The history of the Slavic languages is more complex, but it is generally believed that their original homeland was somewhere in the vicinity of the Pripet Marshes, which lie just west of the Dniepr along one of its major tributaries (pink).
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 Italic languages
Oscan - Oscan, extinct language belonging to the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of...
Faliscan - Faliscan, extinct language belonging to the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of...
Umbrian - Umbrian, extinct language belonging to the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of...
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 Who were Illyrians
The principal language of the Italic group is Latin, originally the speech of the city of Rome and the ancestor of the modern Romance languages: Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, etc. The earliest Latin inscriptions apparently date from the 6th century BC, with literature beginning in the 3rd century.
The Hittite language is known from the approximately 25,000 tablets or fragments of tablets preserved in the archives of Bogazköy-Hattusa, excavated by German archaeologists beginning in 1905.
Old Persian was the administrative language of the early Achaemenian dynasty dating from the 6th century BC; and an eastern Middle Indo-Aryan dialect was the language of the chancellery of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka in India in the mid-3rd century BC.
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 Indo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indo-European refers to a family of languages and language subgroups that have been shown to have originated from an ancient parent language that is now extinct.
The language sits at crossroads area of several cultures throughout time, so it's no doubt that the language is an interesting mix of both living and extinct neighboring languages.
Macedonian, the native language of Alexander the Great, was of the Balkans subgroup, and was frequently cited by the ancient Greeks as the perfect example of a barbarian language, so called because they didn't pronounce their "r's" correctly (ie "bahbah" in barbarian).
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 Numbers in Over 5000 Languages
Their ears may not be attuned to the language; or there may be dialectal variation, or even sound change.
There is nothing inherent in the language variety to tell us what it is. Linguists sometimes use "language" to refer to a mutually intelligible group of dialects (but note that intelligibility can be partial).
For non-African languages, a macron indicates length and is indicated :.
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 The Paleolithic Indo-Europeans, 3
Until very recently, it was universally believed that the major language families of Europe had separated from one another in the course of a general migration from east to west.
The separation of these three language families may have become final as a result of their various migrations, but it must have begun some thousands of years earlier, when they were isolated from one another during the Last Glacial Maximum.
The history of the Slavic languages is more complex, but it is generally believed that their original homeland was somewhere in the vicinity of the Pripet Marshes, which lie just west of the Dniepr along one of its major tributaries (pink).
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 Indo-European languages - Psychology Wiki
Italic languages, including Latin and its descendants (the Romance languages), attested from the 7th century BC.
Tocharian languages, extinct tongues of the Tocharians, extant in two dialects, attested from roughly the 6th century.
Membership of languages in the same Language Family is determined by the presence of shared retentions, i.e., features of the proto-language (or reflexes of such features) that cannot be explained better by chance or borrowing (convergence).
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 Old Italic alphabets and languages
The Old Italic alphabets developed from the west Greek alphabet, which came to Italy via the Greek colonies on Sicily and along the west coast of Italy.
The Messapic language was not related to other languages of Italy, instead it is thought to have been a member of the extinct Illyrian family of languages.
The Osci adapted the Etruscan alphabet to write their language sometime in the 7th century BC though the earlist known Oscan inscriptions appeared on coins dating from the 5th century BC.
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 Italic languages — Infoplease.com
Oscan - Oscan Oscan, extinct language belonging to the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of...
Umbrian - Umbrian Umbrian, extinct language belonging to the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of...
Latin language - Latin language Latin language, member of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of...
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 Latin
Languages of the World is brought to you by the National Virtual Translation Center.
The study of Classical Latin language and literature, including the works of Roman writers and poets, such as Ovid and Virgil, is part of the curriculum in schools and universities of many countries.
The Catholic Church used Latin as its primary liturgical language until the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) after which it was largely replaced by the local spoken languages of the parishioners.
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 Indo-European Languages: Evolution and Locale Maps
Note: even where surviving languages in a family may number in the hundreds, and may be spoken by over a billion people (as in the case of the Indo-Iranian family), only a very few languages are selected for illustration here.
Gothic is the only attested language from the east, with a 4th century translation of the Bible, although Vandalic is known to have been spoken by Vandals who migrated across the fading Roman Empire through Spain to north Africa (see also map of the Germanic Kingdoms in 526).
The languages in the table below are grouped into a "family" for reasons as much geographic as linguistic, and the chronological sequence of languages, left to right, cannot be taken to suggest the evolutionary sequence.
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Anatolian languages — earliest attested branch, from the 18th century BC; extinct, most notable was the language of the Hittites.
Italic languages — including Latin and its descendants, the Romance languages, attested from the 1st millennium BC.
Tocharian languages — extinct tongues of the Tocharians, extant in two dialects, attested from roughly the 6th century.
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 Evertype: The Alphabets of Europe
The exclusion of such languages from this report is not intended to imply any bias whatsoever against such “immigrant” languages or their speakers.
For each language, first the name of the language is given in English, followed by the original name of the language in its natural spelling, with a transliteration into Latin letters in parentheses where the original language does not use the Latin script.
In some cases, especially in the case of the “lesser-used” languages, this information may have been inferred from the preferred quotation marks used by a “dominant” language in the area in which the “lesser-used” language is found.
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 Keith Andrew Massey, PhiN 43/2008: 11–16.
Similarly the Venetic language, which exhibits affinities with the Italic languages, was still extant in northern Italy and Illyricum until the Roman expansion (Pellegrini 1967).
It is implausible, for instance, that a meaningful classification and description of the Italic language family could have been achieved solely from a list of Italian place and personal names, let alone details of the variations between Latin and Umbrian.
If a language bearing strong affinities to Italic had subsisted in the Balkan peninsula, whether that were a previously unknown survival of an Italic language there or known entities such as Traco-Dacian, the scanty inscriptions understood as Thracian or Dacian should be reassessed to see if an Italic language makes more sense of them.
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 Learn Latin
Latin is a member of the Italic languages, subgroup of the Indo-European family of languages.
The Latin language of the origins was influenced by the Etruscan, a non-Indo-European language from Central Italy.
The Indo-European language is thought to be the language spoken by a nomadic tribe that moved into Europe from Asia around 4,500 BC.
www.learnlatinlanguage.com /HISTORY.HTM   (710 words)

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