Definition of Rhaeto-Romanic in English:


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


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


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  • Any of the Rhaeto-Romanic dialects.
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    • 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) + Romanic.

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