Tag: romance-languages

27 Why does English not have a cognate of words like heter, in Swedish, or llama, in Spanish, etc? 2015-02-19T21:51:44.890

25 Why is English classified as a Germanic rather than Romance language? 2014-06-10T04:52:45.227

24 Which Romance languages have reflexes of nouns in the Latin nominative? 2011-09-15T12:00:13.240

21 Why do so many core Romanian words with Latin roots come from different roots than in the other Romance languages? 2011-09-21T22:30:30.630

19 Why is it that Latin was more "successful" in the western part of the Empire than in the eastern part? 2011-10-07T17:14:18.970

17 r in Romance names of London 2015-07-09T23:06:12.420

16 When and how did French become a non-null-subject language? 2012-02-13T09:58:47.803

16 Is there a diagram showing the history of sound changes from Latin to the Romance languages? 2013-03-15T16:32:33.353

13 French conjugation, spoken vs written 2011-09-23T17:03:51.790

13 Are there ablaut changes in romance languages? 2012-04-13T09:17:08.250

13 Italian past participle ending -uto 2012-05-10T04:04:16.877

13 Where did the nasal sound in the Portuguese word "sim" come from? 2012-06-21T14:15:28.387

13 Do the words "angst" and "anxiety" share a common root? 2016-04-30T15:19:04.437

12 Efficient linguistic algorithms for detecting language of a website? 2012-05-03T15:59:41.863

12 Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French number words from eleven to nineteen - history of a bizarre, inconsistent construction 2014-01-12T04:50:26.783

11 How did the same perfect-tense structure become so widespread in Europe? 2015-01-14T20:25:22.833

11 Where do the spelling rules for French imperatives come from? 2015-04-20T09:42:50.993

10 Why does Spanish have so many diphthongs compared to other Romance languages? 2012-03-06T04:23:00.313

9 Earliest recognition that Germanic and Romance languages are related 2016-12-16T15:00:07.437

8 Italian passato prossimo agrees with subject with 'essere' but not 'avere'. Why? 2012-06-19T08:33:28.350

8 Where did Latin and its descendants retain a case system most recently? 2013-07-02T14:05:41.960

8 Did Romance languages evolve in North Africa? 2017-11-05T23:21:12.883

8 Where did the use of the two auxiliaries in the Romance languages come from? 2018-02-26T22:28:17.503

7 Is it possible to determine genetic relations without external historical data? 2012-02-14T23:30:57.397

7 Plural "you" in different language families connoting respect 2012-08-20T23:41:25.570

7 Is there something deeper behind the “verb classes swapping” of the subjunctive endings in Romance languages? 2016-02-24T14:29:30.403

6 Explaining the relationship between "short", "kurz" and "curzu" 2012-11-15T11:07:59.977

6 Why are the plural and singular first person forms of the verb "go" so different in the Romance languages? 2014-11-07T00:17:00.897

6 Why does French "cheveu(x)" have "eu" and not "eau"? 2016-08-30T06:50:33.483

6 Derivatives of Latin *mulier* in French 2017-02-19T15:35:56.950

5 Are there any papers about the calling contour (minor third, vocative chant) in Italian? 2012-01-26T15:19:14.870

5 To what extent do African dialects of Italian differ from their European counterparts? 2013-04-08T19:56:32.497

5 What vowels are most likely to be deleted in European Portuguese? 2013-09-20T19:47:25.020

5 Earliest recognition that Romance languages are related 2016-12-15T06:16:21.440

5 Any other example of "socially stigmatized phoneme" like the "th" sound in some Venetian dialect? 2017-07-01T00:13:24.087

5 Why does Italian use definite articles before possessive adjectives, except when these are followed by a singular family noun? 2017-10-29T07:50:27.363

5 When and where did the guttural 'r' originate? 2018-01-24T01:08:08.760

4 Latin -que suffix in romance languages 2015-03-10T01:46:53.950

4 Why there are no grammatical cases in the French language? 2015-05-24T16:03:00.493

4 Why do English, Italian, German, Spanish, French and Latin share a common alphabet and many words? 2015-09-03T04:20:17.607

4 Why is the Romanian syntax for "Good night!" opposite to all the other Romance languages? 2016-07-13T20:22:47.897

4 Latin to French - evolution of certain forms of "FACERE > faire" 2016-08-01T07:29:17.587

4 Past participle agreement in French 2016-08-01T13:16:02.840

4 Is /ɡ/ Germanic and /dʒ/ French in English ge-/gi- words? 2017-07-10T23:42:00.220

4 Is there a name for the tense some Romance languages used to use for stories? 2017-11-20T13:34:44.500

4 Romance-like pronominal verbs elsewhere 2017-11-24T11:46:17.090

3 How does the sound change from L. "benedictionem" to O.Fr. "beneiçon" happen? 2012-09-23T07:54:28.740

3 From Italian to Spanish, I to L 2013-10-19T03:03:01.160

3 Why are Latin descendants SVO? 2014-09-11T14:30:06.157

3 Why does "date" in Portuguese became "data", while in Dutch "datum" is used? 2015-06-17T14:24:33.033

3 Romance languages - "to mean" as "to want to say" 2016-08-01T07:02:02.210

3 What is the reason for some languages have non-linear word order for numbers? 2016-08-22T09:11:00.653

3 Why did English "man" and Latin "homo" take both the senses "gender-neutral human" and "male adult"? 2017-10-24T01:47:10.157

2 Are there any specific traits in Italian which make it different from other Romance languages? 2013-04-12T09:39:34.910

2 Why did Latin fragment so much? 2015-06-12T18:55:46.640

2 Which Romance language has the simplest phonotactics? 2015-08-27T06:22:40.360

2 Do Germanic words have Romance qualities and vice-versa? 2016-04-29T11:34:44.073

2 Why were words for the four cardinal directions in Romance languages borrowed from Old English? 2016-07-27T03:32:14.573

2 Was Latin A Nasalized Language? 2017-09-07T20:46:22.463

2 Common language root for dom, domain 2017-11-01T19:18:00.993

1 Do all languages with pre-positional articles have zero-articles if they don't have post-positional articles? 2013-04-09T20:00:06.577

1 Spelling Similarities in English and Spanish but not in Italian and Spanish 2015-04-15T21:16:57.467

1 Why were prefixes repeated as postverbal prepositions? 2015-06-20T01:52:01.860

1 Why is the French accent so different from other Romance accents? 2016-01-22T14:48:49.270

1 Etymological development of forms of Spanish "seguir" from Latin "SEQVI" (*sequire) 2016-08-04T07:35:18.823

1 Spanish Stem Change 2016-12-05T01:31:30.877

0 Have Latin and Romance languages evolved from vowel to consonant variety? 2016-08-21T18:05:54.690

0 How did the Latin past participle suffix -atus develop into modern French -é? 2017-06-26T04:19:23.750

0 Etymology of Romance words for Marriage 2017-08-25T01:28:33.887

-1 Origin & explanation of sabado & sobota being similar in latin and slavic languages? 2017-09-10T16:24:20.560

-4 Are Slavic languages better suited for poetry? 2013-07-10T15:58:03.027