Origins of Italian

Galileo's role in the Italian language

By our Italian translator Italian evolved from spoken Latin (vulgar Latin) mixed with the languages of various invaders after the fall of Rome. At the beginning of the fourteenth century, a process of linguistic standardization began, based on the language spoken in Tuscany, thanks primarily to the works of three great authors: Dante Aligijeri, Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Bocaccio. In the sixteenth century, … Read more