How Does Language Affect Relationships and Culture?


It is impossible to be dogmatic as to what constitutes the Romance language, as most languages ​​take influence from different families of different languages ​​and, therefore, differ as to how to distinguish between different languages, varieties, and dialects. As a result, it cannot be said with certainty how many of these languages ​​currently exist; However, an arbitrary, restrictive account may state that the total is about 25. It is generally agreed that the most commonly spoken standardized romance languages ​​include Catalan, Romanian, Italian, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Although the label ‘romance language’ derives from the Latin expression Romanis loci, “to speak in Roman,” it denotes some kind of connection to love or passion. In fact, modern usage of the word actually derives from it; In the medieval literature of Western Europe, serious writing would usually be composed in Latin, while the more popular work, often focused on love, was written in the Roman language and was known as “romance”.

In contrast, Germanic languages ​​seem to be the main contradiction for this family of languages ​​and are dramatically less musical and harsh on the ear. There are approximately 559 million native speakers of Germanic languages ​​worldwide, and the most commonly spoken examples are German and English. The English language is officially classified as a Germanic, although it is also heavily influenced by Romance languages. Other Germanic languages ​​include Dutch, Afrikaans, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.

Due to the harsh nature of Germanic languages, it is often said that the native speakers of these are more blunt and less sensitive and emotional and that the native speakers of Romance languages ​​are naturally artistic and passionate. This certainly has an impact on the lifestyles of speakers of different languages, meaning that speakers of these languages ​​experience fewer break-ups and divorce than speakers of informal languages.

Is this really true, it can be determined by looking at the divorce rate of this country. Currently, the United States has the highest divorce rate in the world at about 50%. Russians have the third highest divorce rate among those speaking a Slavic language, followed by the United Kingdom, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Finland, and Barbados, all of whom speak predominantly non-Romance languages.

However, the world’s second-highest divorce rate can be found in Puerto Rico, where the natives speak a version of the Spanish language, one of the Romance languages.

Although it seems that, in general, countries with non-romance languages ​​have higher divorce rates than countries with romance languages; This in no way indicates a direct connection between the nature of the language and the attitude of its speakers. This, in fact, can only be explained by the fact that, with a global population of about seven million people and only 800 million speaking a Romance language, non-Romantic languages ​​are more widely spoken and therefore, expected to be There is more divorce among these people than in those who speak romantic languages.

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