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Astonishingly, despite being copied four centuries after the last reference to his Gospel commentary, this manuscript seemed to preserve the original form of Fortunatianus’ groundbreaking work.

Such a discovery is of considerable significance to our understanding of the development of Latin biblical interpretation, which went on to play such an important part in the development of Western thought and literature. In this substantial commentary, Fortunatianus is reliant on even earlier writings which formed the link between Greek and Latin Christianity.

https://theconversation.com/lost-latin-commentary-on-the-gospels-rediscovered-after-1-500-years-thanks-to-digital-technology-82874

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However, like most countries in Europe (or around the globe for that matter), Italy has a large number of local or regional languages that are actively spoken.

Often erroneously referred to as dialects, most of these regional languages take root in Vulgar Latin (the nonstandard form of Latin spoken after the classical Roman Empire) and are thus considered Romance Languages.

These languages are not simply dialects of Standard Italian. Most of them are quite distinct. Instead, they developed long before the spread of the standard Italian language in the 20th century.

http://unitedlanguagegroup.com/stories/editorials/speaking-around-the-boot-the-regional-languages-of-italy/

Pretty cool website that displays with audio recording and transcripts over a hundred different regional dialects of french.

https://atlas.limsi.fr/index-en.html

https://whywhathow.xyz/how-to-a-language-learning-guide/

Today is the provincial francophone celebration in Newfoundland.

https://www.francotnl.ca/fr/nouvelles/2017/05/18/journee-de-la-francophonie-provinciale/