Re: Romance or Romanic?
|Date:||Monday, August 9, 1999, 21:12|
On Mon, 9 Aug 1999, R G Roberts wrote:
> I see references constantly being made to the "Romance" languages and Iknow 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 parts of the then
Roman Empire. And, incidentally, of course, there were other Italic
>Since Romance is derived from latin Romanice they virtually do. I think
Romance = Romantic came later.
Andrew Smith, Intheologus firstname.lastname@example.org
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