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
I just wanted to point out that since I'm studying Romanian I could actually understand most of what the Aromanian was saying... O_O
The complete list: Portuguese,
Dalmatian (extinct in 1898)
New England French
Western Lombard dialect
Wow that's quite a lot. Hopefully they won't go extinct. What can we do to keep them alive?
I live in New England and I've never heard this "New England French". Weird!
I probably live too far south to hear it, as it's probably only in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine.
It's descended from Acadians, but I went through there last year and all the francophones I ran into were from Québécoise families or dealt with business across the border so they spoke Québécois French. If there was a regional dialect of French I think it's gone now.
Well I wouldn't know if I'm hearing it or not because I've only studied ever just a few words in French.
Just never heard of the term.
I honestly have no idea. I looked up ''Are there any endangered romance languages?'' And I got this.
Who knows, maybe they're the same thing. They'd be easier to save that way, lol.
Three of the endangered languages are featured in the video:
Ladino (Judaeo-Spanish) - 2:30
Sardinian - 6:30
Aromanian - 7:34
Wow, like I said that's a lot! Wait, Dalmatian is extinct!! Oh no, do they have any written documents or something of the language?
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.
I didn't make the list. I looked up "endangered Romance languages." Found a list, and wrote the list here.
I just said, I didn't make the list. I know almost nothing about Romance languages, or languages in general. I believe you, and I don't think you are incorrect, so you just don't need to show me these. Sorry if I am being rude.
i had no idea there were soo many. I will just have to go with Corsican as my fav, all were good and yet so different. The Corsican seemed as if someone were singing a love song. Thanks for the info.
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
Los que más me gustaron fue el francés y el italiano, pero siento que falto el español de latinoamérica, por que no me gusta que se nos represente por España.
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 :)
Haha yo creó por que ni yo sabía eso, y ps el portugués lo representa más Brasil por la cantidad de personas, el tamaño del país y el poder e influencia que tiene, no más mira la bandera que aparece en el duolingo.
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
haha gringos siendo gringos haha esa es la respuesta haha, y si debieron usar la bandera de México y la de Brasil esta bien ya que se habla más ese portugués y ps son compañeros de continente. Saludos.
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!
Good idea, but I'm not sure how many users would agree with me. And I think if it should be held, not very many people would participate.
I am a bit disappointed that Romansh, which has an official status in Switzerland, isn't included in the video; however, I enjoyed listening to the different Romance languages that are featured therein.