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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Romance languages
All Romance languages (sometimes referred to as Romanic) 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.
Despite 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.
Diacritics common across Romance languages are the acute accent (á), the grave accent (à), the circumflex accent (â), the diaeresis mark (ü), the cedilla (ç), and the tilde (ñ).
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The Romance languages are a subfamily of the Italic languages, specifically the descendants of the Vulgar Latin dialects spoken by the common people evolving in different areas after the break-up of the Roman Empire.
Or rather a language, with Portuguese as a dialect of it (as some argue it is?) Naturally, political and cultural and local pride issues play a role in these debates.
Some Romance languages form plurals by adding "s" (derived from Latin accusative case), while others form the plural by changing the final vowel - "o"/"e" to "i", or "a" to "e" (derived from Latin nominative case).
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/r/ro/romance_languages.html   (1204 words)

 Romance languages - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Romance languages have 2 or 3 genders for all nouns, but usually do not inflect nouns for case, though their parent Latin did.
Romance languages include a default stress on the second-last syllable, and have euphony rules that avoid glottal stops, and multiple stop consonants in a row.
Romance languages dropping the final vowel have one less syllable: the usual "penultimate syllable" accent is on the last syllable in these languages.
voyager.in /Romance_languages   (2264 words)

 Iberian Romance languages - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
A common Latin/Romance language with dialectal differences was spoken throughout the ancient Roman Empire.
Catalan is regarded as a transition language between Iberian Romance and Gallo-Romance languages.
Catalan: this originated from a common Romance language, which separated at an early stage in the development of the Iberian Romance languages.
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 Gallo-Romance languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gallo-Romance branch of Romance languages includes French, several other languages spoken in modern France and northern Italy.
According to certain linguists, it also includes Occitan and Catalan; others group these two together as a separate Occitano-Romance branch, or place Catalan within the Ibero-Romance group.
The Gallo-Romance languages, along with the Ibero-Romance and Rhaetic groups, form Western Romance.
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