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Rhaeto-Romanic

Syllabification: Rhae·to-Ro·man·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌrēdōrōˈmanik
 
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(also Rhaeto-Romance)

Definition of Rhaeto-Romanic in English:

adjective

Relating to the Romance dialects spoken in parts of southeastern Switzerland, northeastern Italy, and Tyrol, especially Romansh and Ladin.

noun

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Any of the Rhaeto-Romanic dialects.
Example sentences
  • However, the occurrence of null subjects in this Swiss dialect of Rhaeto-Romance is restricted to certain persons of the verb and certain syntactic environments.
  • There are five (French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish/Castilian), or six if Romansch or Rhaeto-Romanic (a language of Switzerland) is included.

Origin

from Latin Rhaetus 'of Rhaetia' (the name of a Roman province in the Alps) + Romanic.

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