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The Personality of the Danubian Latinity in European Context

Catalin Enica
Last modified: 2011-06-27


The Danubian Latinity, as a motivated and evidently territorial emphasized variant of the folk Latin, represents not only a functional linguistic aspect, well determined, with multiple implications in the Romanian civilization (naval, commercial, military etc), but also an indisputable source of the Romanian language. If its geographical and historical path is more difficult to trace, distinct and undoubted proofs of its formation are detectable in the Romanian vocabulary, as far as the inherited lexical forms are concerned as reported to the Occidental Roman languages. Here, at the mouth of the Danube, the Balcanic influence led, among other causes, to the configuration of this particular, linguistic profile, which individualises and personalises the Romanian language with regard to the Neolatin idioms.