The human mind can hardly remain entirely free from bias, and decisive opinions are often formed before a thorough examination of a subject from all its aspects has been made. This is said with reference to the prevailing double mistake a of limiting Theosophy to Buddhism: We theosophists of India are ourselves the real culprits, although, at the time, we did our best to correct the mistake. See Theosophist, June,
Bring fact-checked results to the top of your browser search. Linguistic characteristics of the Romance languages As a group, the Romance languages share many characteristics.
In comparison with Germanic languagesfor instance, they seem musical and mellifluous—probably because of the relatively greater importance of vowels than consonants.
On the whole, the vowels are clear and bell-like and articulation energetic and precise, though Portuguese and Romanian convey a more muted acoustic impression.
Foreigners often think that Romance speech is particularly rapid and voluble, no doubt because individual words receive only light stress or, in French, no stressand elisionthe running of words into each other within stress groups, is common.
Romanian is something of an exception in that speech tempo is comparatively slow. Intonation patterns, surface manifestations of nonlexical meaning, such as interrogation, exclamation, scorn, surprise, and so forth, seem to some to denote excitability and emotional expressiveness in the speakers.
Northern French is comparatively sober, with typically about a one-octave range in intonation, but Italian seems to be sung, with sinuous pitch movement over two octaves, and Castilian jumps jerkily and up and down over about an octave and a third.
Grammatically, the modern languages have retained to a greater or lesser extent some of the synthetic character of Latin, principally in the verb, but in Romanian also in the noun. French, since about the 14th century, has undergone the most radical changes in grammatical typology, so that much greater reliance is placed on word order and intonation to convey sentence meaning than on morphological form.
Other languages allow a little more flexibility of word order but far less than does Classical Latin. Dominant purist grammarians have always opposed influence from foreign languages and reproved their fellows for sullying their language with lavish borrowing at present primarily from Englishbut they have never been able to stem the flood of neologisms.
French vocabulary, particularly, has always been receptive to change and has been as quick to lose old words as to adopt new. Codification of grammaron the other hand, has had a permanent effect on the stability of the standard languages, even feeding back into spoken usage via the education system.
Acceptance of the most minor changes follows long debate and deliberation and requires governmental edicts that decree what can be marked as correct in all-important examinations.
Curiously enough, this rigidity and consequent self-confidence have resulted in greater teachability, so that standards of correctness of, for instance, French among Africans or Spanish among American Indians are remarkably high. The moves toward codification were, indeed, originally linked to a desire to give the languages international importance, and language teaching, in the Romance ethosis indissolubly linked to the diffusion of cultural and moral values.
In some ways its morphology lacks the elegance and efficiency of Castilianwhich has most ruthlessly eliminated anomalies during the modern period; there are signs in Italian of historical inertia, a harking back to a glorious past, that has hindered popular development.
Romanian remains closest in grammatical type to Latin, though its noun-declension system, based on the placement of the definite article after the noun, and its frequent use of the subjunctive mood may owe much to its Balkan neighbours or to an earlier linguistic substratum.
Its vocabulary has incorporated so many Slavic and Turkish words, however, that it often appears less typical of the Romance languages than the rest. French, by any standard, has diverged most—radical phonetic changes that transformed the outward appearance of the language must have preceded the earliest surviving 9th-century texts.
Such changes are usually ascribed to Celtic and Frankish influence. Another wave of change, with loss of word accent and of many morphological markers, probably dates from the 15th century, but it is difficult to find external motivation for those phenomena.A Short Autobiography by Steve Gregg.
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