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Re: Romance or Romanic?

From:Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Monday, August 9, 1999, 15:40
On Mon, 9 Aug 1999, R G Roberts wrote:

> I see references constantly being made to the "Romance" languages and > I know this is traditional but wouldn't "Romanic" be a more apt > expression nowadays? "Romance" is English means something completely > differnt meaning but "Romanic" properly reflects the fact that they > are derived from the dialects *based on Roman* spoken in different
Heh. I was at a friend's house the other day, and he said he wanted to learn Spanish. I said, "good choice. Of the romance languages, it's probably the easiest. Except maybe for Portugese." "Oh," he said, "I don't care about romance. I just want to learn Spanish." Pop came out of my nose. :) --Patrick