Definition of Rhaeto-Romanic in English:

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Rhaeto-Romanic

Pronunciation: /ˌrēdōrōˈmanik/
(also Rhaeto-Romance)

adjective

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

noun

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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Rhae·to-Ro·man·ic

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