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What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Clearlanguage » 2020-01-11, 4:17

Portugese - sensual, heavy
Spanish - clear, divine
French - refined, feminine
Italian - musical (duh!), sparkly
Romanian - gentle, flat

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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Vlürch » 2020-01-13, 6:34

Spanish - jajajaja, que es esto 😂
Catalan - INDEPENDENCE
Portuguese - Macedonian-Kurdish creole spoken in Papua
French - EROTIC LEVEL 9001
Italian - 🙌👋👐🙌👋👐👋👋👏🙌
Romanian - da, spasâbă
Venetian - [bubbling intensifies]
Sardinian - is this Corsican?
Corsican - is this Sardinian?
Aromanian - its name doesn't sound very romantic????
Romansch - is this German?
Ladin - "did you mean Latin?"
Latin - [ominous magical incantations]

...and in case it's not obvious, this post isn't serious. No offence to speakers of Romance languages intended, I'm just trying to be funny (and failing) because I tried to come up with serious concise descriptions but failed and I'm really tired but have no intention of going to sleep in an attempt to fix my sleep patterns. :para:

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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2020-01-13, 7:13

Portugese - harsh, light
Spanish - opaque, hellish
French - rough, masculine
Italian - dissonant (duh!), dull
Romanian - aggressive, varied
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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Synalepha » 2020-01-13, 9:43

Portugese - Portuguese
Spanish - Spanish
French - French
Italian - Italian
Romanian - Romanian

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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Clearlanguage » 2020-01-14, 12:43

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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Sarabi » 2020-01-14, 15:40

français (fransk) - attrayante (attraktiv), charmante, bourgeoise
spagnolo (spansk) - musicale (musikalsk), soupir (sukk), précipité/pressé
română (rumensk) - riche (rik/bolgată), mignonne (søt/drăguţă), forte (sterk/puternică)
italiană (italiensk) - animée (vivace/livlig), spectaculaire (drammatica/dramatisk), ondulée (ondulata/bølgete), accentuée (fremhevet)
portoghese (portugisisk) - mystérieux (mystisk), mélangé (blandet)
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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2020-01-14, 16:28

Sarabi wrote:français (fransk) - attrayante (attraktiv), charmante, bourgeoise
spagnolo (spansk) - musicale (musikalsk), soupir (sukk), précipité/pressé
română (rumensk) - riche (rik/bolgată), mignonne (søt/drăguţă), forte (sterk/puternică)
italiană (italiensk) - animée (vivace/livlig), spectaculaire (drammatica/dramatisk), ondulée (ondulata/bølgete), accentuée (fremhevet)
portoghese (portugisisk) - mystérieux (mystisk), mélangé (blandet)

En français les langues, mentionnées par leur nom, prennent l'accord masculin. C'est seulement le mot « langue » qui est féminin.
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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Sarabi » 2020-01-14, 17:57

Dormouse559 wrote:
Sarabi wrote:français (fransk) - attrayante (attraktiv), charmante, bourgeoise
spagnolo (spansk) - musicale (musikalsk), soupir (sukk), précipité/pressé
română (rumensk) - riche (rik/bolgată), mignonne (søt/drăguţă), forte (sterk/puternică)
italiană (italiensk) - animée (vivace/livlig), spectaculaire (drammatica/dramatisk), ondulée (ondulata/bølgete), accentuée (fremhevet)
portoghese (portugisisk) - mystérieux (mystisk), mélangé (blandet)

En français les langues, mentionnées par leur nom, prennent l'accord masculin. C'est seulement le mot « langue » qui est féminin.


Oui oui, je le sais. J'ai choisi d'utiliser le féminin selon les mots/genres que je préfère pour chaque langue. :wink: Mais je n'étais pas sûre si le mot "musical(e)" avait une version différente pour le masculin.
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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Clearlanguage » 2020-01-14, 18:13

Sarabi wrote:français (fransk) - attrayante (attraktiv), charmante, bourgeoise
spagnolo (spansk) - musicale (musikalsk), soupir (sukk), précipité/pressé
română (rumensk) - riche (rik/bolgată), mignonne (søt/drăguţă), forte (sterk/puternică)
italiană (italiensk) - animée (vivace/livlig), spectaculaire (drammatica/dramatisk), ondulée (ondulata/bølgete), accentuée (fremhevet)
portoghese (portugisisk) - mystérieux (mystisk), mélangé (blandet)


Would love to hear your explanations for Romanian and why Portuguese is 'blandet'.

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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2020-01-14, 20:28

Sarabi wrote:Oui oui, je le sais. J'ai choisi d'utiliser le féminin selon les mots/genres que je préfère pour chaque langue. :wink:

:? OK …

Sarabi wrote:Mais je n'étais pas sûre si le mot "musical(e)" avait une version différente pour le masculin.

M: musical, F: musicale
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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Sarabi » 2020-01-14, 21:21

Clearlanguage wrote:
Sarabi wrote:français (fransk) - attrayante (attraktiv), charmante, bourgeoise
spagnolo (spansk) - musicale (musikalsk), soupir (sukk), précipité/pressé
română (rumensk) - riche (rik/bolgată), mignonne (søt/drăguţă), forte (sterk/puternică)
italiană (italiensk) - animée (vivace/livlig), spectaculaire (drammatica/dramatisk), ondulée (ondulata/bølgete), accentuée (fremhevet)
portoghese (portugisisk) - mystérieux (mystisk), mélangé (blandet)


Would love to hear your explanations for Romanian and why Portuguese is 'blandet'.


Le portuguais, alors, je le connais pas bien. Mais quand je l'écoutais avant de l'étudier un tout petit peu sur Duolingo, je me demandais si c'était de l'espagnole, puis si j'écoutais le français, puis si c'était de l'italien. Et une fois, j'ai entendu une chanson zouk et je me suis dit que c'était en roumain. Mais après une minute, j'ai constanté que c'était en portugais. Donc, le portuguais sonne comme toutes les autres langues romances ! :lol: Quant au roumain, je l'expliquerai plus tard...
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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Clearlanguage » 2020-01-16, 6:44

Sarabi wrote:
Clearlanguage wrote:
Sarabi wrote:français (fransk) - attrayante (attraktiv), charmante, bourgeoise
spagnolo (spansk) - musicale (musikalsk), soupir (sukk), précipité/pressé
română (rumensk) - riche (rik/bolgată), mignonne (søt/drăguţă), forte (sterk/puternică)
italiană (italiensk) - animée (vivace/livlig), spectaculaire (drammatica/dramatisk), ondulée (ondulata/bølgete), accentuée (fremhevet)
portoghese (portugisisk) - mystérieux (mystisk), mélangé (blandet)


Would love to hear your explanations for Romanian and why Portuguese is 'blandet'.


Le portuguais, alors, je le connais pas bien. Mais quand je l'écoutais avant de l'étudier un tout petit peu sur Duolingo, je me demandais si c'était de l'espagnole, puis si j'écoutais le français, puis si c'était de l'italien. Et une fois, j'ai entendu une chanson zouk et je me suis dit que c'était en roumain. Mais après une minute, j'ai constanté que c'était en portugais. Donc, le portuguais sonne comme toutes les autres langues romances ! :lol: Quant au roumain, je l'expliquerai plus tard...


Looking forward to hear the explanation for Romanian since it's my native language.

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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Sarabi » 2020-01-16, 7:30

Pe bune?? Imi place limba romana dar e foarte grea pentru mine. Am studiat-o timp de un an, dar am uitat asa de mult.

Je ne sais pas si je pourrai l'expliquer bien en français, mais bon... le roumain est riche et fort à cause de ses sons et ses diacritiques. C'est comme un mélange de russe et d'italien. Des sons durs et explosifs dont l'italien devient, comme je l'ai dit, spectaculaire, mais même plus durs et forts - comme le russe. Tu as dit que le roumain est plat et là je suis d'accord - il me semble plat où il s'agit de l'intonation générale. Mais il a un potentiel, tu vois, à cause des combinaisons de consonnes et voyelles. Ou peut-être que l'intonation est plate puisque les phonèmes sont déjà si fortes.

Et j'adore les diacritiques du roumain. Ça le pimente visuellement et le rend plus riche.

Et "mignon," je l'expliquerai plus tard parce que je suis fatiguée et il exige assez d'énergie d'écrire de telles choses en français !
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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Clearlanguage » 2020-01-16, 16:18

Sarabi wrote:Pe bune?? Imi place limba romana dar e foarte grea pentru mine. Am studiat-o timp de un an, dar am uitat asa de mult.

Je ne sais pas si je pourrai l'expliquer bien en français, mais bon... le roumain est riche et fort à cause de ses sons et ses diacritiques. C'est comme un mélange de russe et d'italien. Des sons durs et explosifs dont l'italien devient, comme je l'ai dit, spectaculaire, mais même plus durs et forts - comme le russe. Tu as dit que le roumain est plat et là je suis d'accord - il me semble plat où il s'agit de l'intonation générale. Mais il a un potentiel, tu vois, à cause des combinaisons de consonnes et voyelles. Ou peut-être que l'intonation est plate puisque les phonèmes sont déjà si fortes.

Et j'adore les diacritiques du roumain. Ça le pimente visuellement et le rend plus riche.

Et "mignon," je l'expliquerai plus tard parce que je suis fatiguée et il exige assez d'énergie d'écrire de telles choses en français !


I don't see why its flatness tends to be seen as a negative thing....it's neither good per se nor bad per se....some may like it, some not.

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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Clearlanguage » 2020-01-19, 11:06

Bump. Anyone else wants to play the game?

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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby linguoboy » 2020-01-22, 21:36

Synalepha wrote:Portugese - Portuguese
Spanish - Spanish
French - French
Italian - Italian
Romanian - Romanian

+1. Any stereotypes I have about Romance languages are really just stereotypes about their speakers. That said, here are my stereotypes of L2 learners:

Portuguese - party people
Spanish - bros
French - artfags
Italian - opera fans
Romanian - vampires
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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Ciarán12 » 2020-01-22, 22:50

linguoboy wrote: That said, here are my stereotypes of L2 learners:


Yeah, this game is more fun.

Portuguese - meu povo
Spanish - instagramer who likes sharing photos of that year he lived in Latin America helping build a school for poor children or something
French - Interprète de la Commission européenne
Italian - music student
Romanian - that one guy with a really interesting story that no one's ever met

linguoboy wrote:Romanian - vampires


I like this, both because of Dracula and because vampires don't exist, just like Romanian learners.
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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Linguaphile » 2020-01-23, 0:49

Yeah, this is the best response:
Synalepha wrote:Portuguese - Portuguese
Spanish - Spanish
French - French
Italian - Italian
Romanian - Romanian

Couldn't have said it better myself. But to not copy someone else's answer, I'll give different one:

Portuguese - é algo assim.
Spanish - tiene palabras como éstas.
French - c'est comme ça.
Italian - è qualcosa del genere.
Romanian - are cuvinte ca acestea.
Catalan - té paraules com aquestes.

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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2020-01-23, 6:35

Here are the proper descriptors:

Portuguese - that bad type
Spanish - make your mama sad type
French - make your girlfriend mad tight
Italian - might seduce your dad type
Romanian - the baaaaad guy (duh!)
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Re: What words would you use to describe each Romance language?

Postby Car » 2020-01-23, 12:00

linguoboy wrote:Portuguese - party people
Spanish - bros
French - artfags
Italian - opera fans
Romanian - vampires


Replace party people with people who like to go on holidays in Spain and would like to speak it, but can't be bothered to actually do anything to learn the language and you get the kind of people I had evening classes in Spanish with. The only person I ever knew IRL who learnt Portuguese had been an exchange student (second school student) in Portugal, but she only had seriously considered the first three countries or so and then started mentioning random countries and that's how she ended up in Portugal.
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