Romance-languages sentence example
Palaeography, history and Romance languages are among the other subjects to which especial importance is given.
This change has, however, taken place in all Romance languages except Sardinian.
The root kol is common to all the Teutonic nations, while in French and other Romance languages derivatives of the Latin carbo are used, e.g.
It was by means of their horsemen that the Austrasian Franks established their superiority over their neighbours, and in time created the Western Empire anew, while from the word caballarius, which occurs in the Capitularies in the reign of Charlemagne, came the words for knight in all the Romance languages.
This difference is parallel to the relation between the Latin ille and the article of the Romance languages.Advertisement
It is noteworthy, however, that where Latin words have survived they are sometimes purer than in the Romance languages of the West 1 i.e.
These versus politici (as they are called) show that the change was already passing over Latin which resulted in the formation of the Romance languages.
The verb e s s e r a has been mixed, not as in the other Romance languages with s t a r a, but with s e d e r e, as is proved by older forms seer, siedes, sieden, seyendo, obviously derived from s e d e r e, and which have in the texts sometimes the meaning of to be seated, sometimes that of to be, and sometimes both.
Though short o changed in the Latin of the last age of the Roman republic to u in unaccented syllables always (except after u whether vowel or consonant), and sometimes also in accented syllables, this was not equally true of vulgar Latin, as is shown by the Romance languages.
There is Latin itself, which ultimately failed to outlive the imperium and which slowly transmuted into the vernacular Romance languages.Advertisement
The first of them antedates by six or seven centuries the similar change in the Romance languages (see Romance Languages).
Generally speaking, from various circumstances, and especially that of the reconquest, by which the already-formed idiom of the Christian conquerors and colonists was gradually conveyed from north to south, Castilian has maintained a uniformity of which the Romance languages afford no other example.