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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:

https://youtu.be/jLUi77Lp1oM

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!

August 25, 2017

44 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/melody13861

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

August 26, 2017

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    My ranking based off of the video would be:

    1. Romanian
    2. French
    3. Sicilian
    4. Mirandese
    5. Corjican
    6. Italian
    7. Aromanian
    8. Occitan
    9. Spanish
    10. Catalan
    11. Sardinian
    12. Brazilian Portuguese
    13. Galician
    14. Neapolitan
    15. Ligurian
    16. Walloon
    17. Friulan
    18. Ladino
    August 30, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    I love the sound of Romanian!

    September 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

    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

    August 31, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    The complete list: Portuguese,

    Galician,

    Mirandese,

    Asturian,

    Leonese,

    Spanish (Castilian),

    Aragonese,

    Ladino

    Catalan/Valencian,

    Occitan

    Gascon

    French,

    Franco-Provençal (Arpitan)

    Romansh,

    Ladin,

    Friulian

    Piedmontese,

    Ligurian,

    Lombard,

    Emilian-Romagnol

    Venetian

    Istriot

    Italian,

    Tuscan,

    Corsican,

    Sassarese,

    Sicilian,

    Neapolitan,

    Dalmatian (extinct in 1898)

    Sardinian

    Daco-Romanian,

    Istro-Romanian,

    Aromanian,

    Megleno-Romanian.

    August 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

    Are there any Romance languages that are endangered?

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    Yes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Endangered_Romance_languages

    Alentejan Portuguese

    Aromanian language

    Cajun French

    Faetar dialect

    Franco-Provençal language

    Guernésiais

    Istriot language

    Istro-Romanian language

    Jèrriais

    Judaeo-Spanish

    Judeo-Italian languages

    Pal.luezu dialect

    Louisiana French

    Vastese

    Michif

    Mirandese language

    Missouri French

    New England French

    Sardinian language

    Sercquiais

    Western Lombard dialect

    Megleno-Romanian language

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

    Wow that's quite a lot. Hopefully they won't go extinct. What can we do to keep them alive?

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

    LEARN THEM! And teach them to the next generation to preserve them!

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020

    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.

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/LeZacky

    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.

    September 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    Maybe it's extinct now and I found an outdated list...

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020

    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.

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    Me neither. It's weird. Maybe it's like an Americanized version of French?

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

    Is there a difference between Cajun French and Louisiana French?

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    I honestly have no idea. I looked up ''Are there any endangered romance languages?'' And I got this.

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

    Who knows, maybe they're the same thing. They'd be easier to save that way, lol.

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    Yup. But they're different.

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/MarcosNY14

    Three of the endangered languages are featured in the video:

    Ladino (Judaeo-Spanish) - 2:30

    Sardinian - 6:30

    Aromanian - 7:34

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

    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?

    August 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    Most likely. It went extinct comparatively recently, in 1898. Phew...

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

    Thanks! I'll look into it :)

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/CivisRomanus

    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.

    September 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    I didn't make the list. I looked up "endangered Romance languages." Found a list, and wrote the list here.

    September 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/CivisRomanus

    This is a full visual list:

    large image

    September 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    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.

    September 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/CivisRomanus

    No problem.

    September 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

    Don't forget Latin! :)

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    They originated from Latin. That's why I didn't include it.

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/sharon822547

    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.

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelCristea

    That's cool! You're welcome, thank you for joining.

    August 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/vegjjany

    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

    September 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/-EmirWinchester-

    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.

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/vegjjany

    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 :)

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/-EmirWinchester-

    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.

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/vegjjany

    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

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/-EmirWinchester-

    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.

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/vegjjany

    Sí hahaha Saludos!

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/hannapayne186

    i like french the most.

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

    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!

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

    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.

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

    oh.

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/MarcosNY14

    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.

    September 6, 2017
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