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
Pop came out of my nose. :)