Sound of Romance Languages
Hello everyone! I thought I'd share a video I found called, "Sound of Romance Languages". I honestly never knew there were that many Romance Languages! I mean seriously there's A LOT!!! Anyways, here is the link to the video:
Once you watch the video I want you to write in the comments what you think about these Romance languages. Which ones stood out to you the most? Which ones were your favorite? I think it'd be interesting to see what y'all have to say!
Thank you so much for joining this discussion, have fun!
OMG!!!! They are all sound so beautiful literally makes me cry! I get chills just listen to the Romance languages.
My favorite is definitely Romanian! <3 but I love Spanish as well. I was really surprised with Sicilian, it sounded pretty.
Man, the Romance languages are the best I can't believe how beautiful they all sound! I just can't... <3<3<3 :D
My ranking based off of the video would be:
- Brazilian Portuguese
The complete list: Portuguese,
Dalmatian (extinct in 1898)
New England French
Western Lombard dialect
You might find these helpful if you want to learn it:
Tuscan should not be included in the list. Tuscan dialects are labelled as a 'dialect group' (as opposed to 'language', for other regional dialects), and so are the dialects spoken in central Italy, namely, in Lazio, Umbria and Marche regions.
However, the acknowledgement of Italian dialects among Romance languages leaves me rather dubious, because over the past 100 years most of them have been influenced by standard Italian, in various degree (rather heavily in some cases). The evidence of this is that few natives would now be able to fully understand the broad idiom used by their grandparents.
So, as far as spoken languages are concerned, such classification would have been reliable up to the mid 20th century, but no longer today.
Conversely, the classification is still valid for the written language, as dialect literature is very often consistent with the broad idiom once spoken.
If I had to make a rank with the Romance languages, from my favourites to my least favourites (even though I like all of them anyway), it would be something like that:
1st – Portuguese/ Catalan/ Occitan
2nd- Galician/ Mirandese/ Leonese/ Sardinian
3rd - Asturian/ Aragonese/ French/ Arpitan/ Emilian-Romagnol/ Ligurian/ Friulian/ Ladin/ Romanian
4th – Piedmontese/ Lombard/ Romansh/ Veneto/ Istriot/ Sicilian
5th – Castilian (Spanish)/ Ladino (Judeo-Spanish)/ Italian/ Neapolitan
6th – Corsican/ Istro-Romanian/ Megleno-Romanian/ Aromanian
7th – Picard/ Walloon
8th – Gallo/ Normand
Soy de América también (Brasil), mi lengua materna es el portugués, pero a mi no me importa si la representan con el portugués de Portugal... El gran problema es que ni siquiera la representaron utilizando una música en portugués, sino una música en lengua mirandesa :P jajajaja
Utilizaron la música "La Çarandilheira", que es cantada por una portuguesa, pero la música es en mirandés, una lengua hablada en el norte de Portugal por unas 15.000 personas... Pero seguro que la persona que lo hizo se ha equivocado :)
Estoy de acuerdo, la lengua portuguesa actualmente es más bien representada por Brasil en este sentido, y aunque la lengua portuguesa se haya desarollado en Portugal (que es algo que intento tener en consideración), la lengua portuguesa europea moderna ha sufrido cambios tanto cuanto la lengua portuguesa brasileña ha sufrido hasta hoy.
Incluso, no sé porqué utilizan la bandera española para representar el curso de español aquí, ya que en Duolingo se enseña español americano, no europeo, pero utilizan la bandera brasileña para el portugués y la bandera estadounidense para el inglés... no entiendo :P
gasssssssp A DUOLINGO SINGING CONTEST SHOULD BE HELD! Where the learners post recordings (and maybe even videos) of them singing their fav song in their language! Sorry, it's slightly off-topic, but I couldn't help myself. I wasn't able to watch the video (Sad, I know) but I really love French!