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R: Re: O membranza, sì cara e fatal...

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Monday, August 28, 2000, 11:34
> Leo Caesius wrote: > > > So, while Italian is by no means an international auxiliary
> > it has its uses and has left its imprint. Even if we were not to judge > > Italian on its many aesthetic and cultural qualities, there would be no > > shortage of reasons for which Italian will continue to thrive > > No, there's no doubt about that. But I wouldn't be so sure about the > "dialects", what are actually distinct languages like Neapolitan or
> I wouldn't be surprised if these languages died out in the next century or
so. This is sad, but true. Luca