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Venetian (vèneto)

Venetian is a Romance language spoken by about 2 million people mainly in Venice and the surrounding area, and also in Trieste, Croatia, Slovenia, Mexico and Brazil. The language is more closely related to French and Spanish than it is to Italian.

When Venice was an independent republic (between the 9th and 18th centuries), the Venetian language enjoyed considerable prestige. However literary Venetian lost out to the Tuscan dialect, which eventually became the national language of Italy.

Today Venetian has no official status in Italy but is recognised by the Regional Council of Vèneto. It is used mainly in informal contexts. In parts of Brazil the Talian dialect of Venetian holds co-official status with Portuguese.

Venetian alphabet

A a B b C c Ç ç D d E e F f G g H h
a e èfe aca
I i J j K k L l Ƚ ƚ M m N n O o P p
i i lóngo capa èle èle
evanes-
jente
ème ène o
Q q R r S s T t U u V v X x Y y Z z    
cu ère èse u ics fio zéta    

Venetian pronunciation (Grafia Veneta Unitaria)

Venetian pronunciation

Notes

Sample text in Venetian (Venice dialect)

Tuti i eseri umani xe nati liberi e conpagni par dignità e diriti. I xe dotai de raxon e de cosiensa e i deve conportarse i uni co st'altri c spirito de fradelana.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Sample video in Venetian

Information about Venetian | Phrases

Links

Information about the Venetian language
http://www.sitoveneto.org
http://www.veneto.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venetian_language
https://parnodesmentegar.wordpress.com/

Grafia Veneta Unitaria
http://win.elgalepin.org/gvu/

el Galepin - Venetian - Italian - English dictionary
http://www.elgalepin.com/

Raixe Venete - el jornale dei Veneti (online Venetian newspaper)
http://www.raixevenete.net

Short stories in Venetian
http://www.antoniobalsemin.it

Romance languages

Aragonese, Aranese, Aromanian, Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, Dalmatian, Emilian-Romagnol, Extremaduran, Fala, Franco-Provençal, French, Friulian, Galician, Gallo, Genoese, Guernésiais, Istriot, Italian, Jèrriais, Ladino, Ladin, Lombard, Megleno-Romanian, Mirandese, Moldovan, Monégasque, Mozarabic, Neapolitan, Occitan, Picard, Piedmontese, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian, Sicilian, Spanish, Venetian, Walloon

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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