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Re: Romance or Romanic?

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
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 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 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. -- Andrew Smith, Intheologus Jesus is working out his salvation; he is about halfway there.