Italian Language, its Position in the European Languages, its Relation with the Past, Present and Future, its Linguistic Values, Story and Potential

Arben Skendaj, Sofia Delijorgji


Italian is a neolatin language, which derives, like many other languages in Europe, by Latin. But it has an original and totally different story from the others. In its centennial road, it has found its definite and dignified evaluation after many difficulties and hassles. Differently from the rest of other European languages situation, Italian is ranked last, but this is not a reason to consider it last in terms of value and linguistic capacity. We can see that linguistic aspects, phonetics, morphology, syntax and lexicology of Italian have and advantage in these sectors, which shows solidity and a kind of "supremacy" nowhere else to be found. This is an assertation that has been proved to be true in the course of time. I think that Italian nowadays and also in the future will have a paramount linguistic position, and that not for sentimental or delusional reasons, but for well-grounded arguments. Neolatin languages are almost completely of Latin origin. Italian, living and operating in the same territory where Latin once operated has cultivated itself with Latin.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n3p39

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