The Latin Language Split. A study of the Portuguese language. The Roman Empire. Birth of the Roman Empire. Julius Ceasar. Apogee. Fall of the Empire. 1st century B.C. 3rd century B.C . 5th century C.E . 3rd century C.E . 1st century C.E . 7th century C.E .
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A study of the Portuguese language
Birth of the Roman Empire
Fall of the Empire
1st century B.C.
3rd century B.C.
5th century C.E.
3rd century C.E.
1st century C.E.
7th century C.E.
2nd century C.E.
6th century C.E.
2nd century B.C.
4th century C.E.
8th century C.E.
Influences from Others
Further Split through Colonisation
Influences on Others
Various provincial dialects : distinctive languages by the corruption and loss of grammatical endings
Portuguese is described as “the Last Flower of Latium” Brazilian poet Olavo Bilac
Dialects of Latin were left free to evolve without the guidance of any Roman schools
The dialects further diverged because of different conquering cultures.
Iberian Peninsula: Portuguese
What immerged is Galician-Portuguese.
It was the language with the closest ties to Vulgar Latin.
When the language was established and the country formed in the 12th century, it’s prosperity depended on the exploration of new territories as all lands in Europe were standing their ground.
Portugal sent explorers to the four corners of the world.
Independency of colonies : more dialectal differences
For example: its biggest colony, Brazilian Portugeuse was influenced by the aboriginals
And inconsistencies in reforms, for instance written accents, made the written language very different from each other.