"Este munca mea și este grea."

Translation:It is my work and it is hard.

December 10, 2016

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils

It is very interesting that there are words for job from Latin, Slavic, and Hungarian. These kinds of synonyms from multiple sources are such a feature of the richness of English, and it seems of Romanian as well.

December 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hankly42

And with two very different recipes: English, by building empires, and Romanian, by being at the crossroads of empires.

December 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils

To some extent, though the biggest contributors to English, it's Germanic root that came with the invasions of the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, the overwhelming French component that came with the Norman invasion, and the educated Latin of the churchmen, are nicely paralleled in Romania by the Latin from the invasion of the Romans, the Hungarian component that came with the Magyar invasion, and the educated Slavic of the churchmen.

December 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hankly42

Beautifully put. You are correct - I was just thinking of the James Nicoll quote.

December 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils

Oh, thanks for pointing out the charming quote.

December 13, 2016
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