Definition of Rhaeto-Romance in English:

Rhaeto-Romance

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Pronunciation: /ˌriːtə(ʊ)rəʊˈmans
 
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(also Rhaeto-Romanic /-ˈmanɪk/)

adjective

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

noun

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  • The Rhaeto-Romance 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.

Origin

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

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