Western Romance languages are one of the two subdivisions of a proposed subdivision of the Romance languages based on the La Spezia–Rimini line. They include the Gallo-Romance and West Iberian branches. Gallo-Italic may also be included. The subdivision is based mainly on the use of the "s" for pluralization, the weakening of some consonants ...
The primary division is between the Western Romance languages, with /ts/ resulting from palatalization of /k/, and the remaining languages (Italo-Dalmatian and Eastern Romance), with /tʃ/ resulting. It is often suggested that /tʃ/ was the original result in all languages, with /tʃ/ > /ts/ a later innovation in the Western Romance languages.
The Western Romance languages are a branch of Romance languages.The main languages in the branch are Spanish, French, and Portuguese.The branch has two parts, Gallo-Romance and Iberian Romance.
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The most spoken Romance languages are Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and Romanian. They are called "Romance languages" because they originate from Latin, the language spoken by the Western Roman Empire. Their grammatical inflection system has been simplified and lost most of the complex case structure of classical Latin.
Italo-Western languages. Has part. Gallo-Rhaetian languages. Occitano-Romance languages (disputed) Gallo-Iberian languages (disputed) Gallo-Italic languages. Authority control. Q2714388. GND ID: 4211822-0.
The spread of some Romance languages to other parts of the world, especially the Western Hemisphere, accompanied the colonizing and empire-building of the mother countries of these languages, notably Spain, Portugal, and France. All of the Romance languages are descended from Latin (see Latin language Latin language,