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  1. The modern language derived from the Siculo-Arabic spoken in Malta is known as the Maltese language. While "Siculo-Arabic" refers to the language spoken before 1300, there are hardly any records during the 14th century, and the earliest record in the Maltese language is "Il Cantilena" (Xidew il-Qada) by Pietru Caxaro (late 15th century), which ...

  2. The Sicilian School was a small community of Sicilian and mainland Italian poets gathered around Frederick II, most of them belonging to his imperial court. Headed by Giacomo da Lentini , they produced more than 300 poems of courtly love between 1230 and 1266, the experiment being continued after Frederick's death by his son, Manfred .

  3. They both mean "language of yes", because oc was the word for "yes" in the south, and oïl meant "yes" in the north. Today, the word for yes in French is oui, pronounced like "we". In 1635, France established the French Academy in order to standardize the French language. To this day, the academy establishes the rules for Standard French.

  4. (The other three are French, German and Italian.) 50,000 people in the canton of Graubünden use it as their native language. References [ change | change source ] ↑ Die aktuelle Lage des Romanischen, Kommentar zu den Volkszählungsresultaten .

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