Re: [tied] expresion

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 16158
Date: 2002-10-11

On Fri, 11 Oct 2002 15:34:45 +0200, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:

>Truth to tell, the Romanians would be calling their language "limba rumâneascã" if the adjective <românã> (with an artificial /o/) had not been introduced to emphasise the etymological connection with Rome. Romanian is by no means the only Romance language with such a name. We still have the Romansch/Rumonsch (Rhaeto-Romance) dialects in Switzerland, and the Old French vernacular (Franceis) was called Romanz or Romans in the Middle Ages in opposition to (Mediaeval) Latin, hence our generalised term "Romance":

Same in Spain: <romance>, applied to the vernacular, or to poems written in the
vernacular ("romances").

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal