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Rhaeto-Romance Line breaks: Rhaeto-Romance
Pronunciation: /ˌriːtə(ʊ)rəʊˈmans/
(also Rhaeto-Romanic ˌriːtə(ʊ)rəʊˈmanɪk)

Definition of Rhaeto-Romance in English:


Relating to or denoting the Romance dialects spoken in parts of SE Switzerland, NE Italy, and Tyrol, especially Romansh and Ladin.


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The Rhaeto-Romance 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.


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

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