is spanish a latin language while english a germainic language?
- John PLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
As a very broad generalisation you are correct. But note that English in particular has borrowed words and grammar forms from all over the world. Indeed spelling "Germanic".
Note also the Spanish for "cheese" is "queso", and the German is "Kaese" and the Latin "caesum", thus all three modern forms reflect the Latin form But note that two other Latinate languages have very different forms; French "fromage, Italian "formaggio".
Spanish also has some influence from Celtic forms, especially in the dialects spoken on the Atlantic coast. There are also many words from Arabic and from North Africa.
- LônLv 71 year ago
Yes, that's correct.
- MamieLv 71 year ago
Yes, although they're called "Romance" languages, not "Latin" languages.
And of course English is a Germanic language, specifically a Low Germanic Language of the West Germanic Branch of Primitive Germanic. Other languages in this sub-group are Frisian, Dutch, Flemish, and Platt Deutsch.
BTW, "Low" simply means it was spoken in the lowlands, as opposed to "High," which was spoken in more mountainous areas.
- MarkLv 71 year ago
*Germanic, not "Germainic".