Talk:Romance languages/Catalogs/List of Romance languages

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A more consensual list is needed

I suggest to use a more consensual list of Romance languages, based on serious books written by recognized scholars (for example Pierre Bec, Jacques Allières, Rebecca Posner, Gerhard Rohlfs, Holtus & Meteltin & Schmitt's Lexikon der Romanistischen Linguistik and so on). We should erase Ethnologues's classification, which is not conform with Romance linguistics. In general, Ethnologue and the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL), which are the same organization, receive a lot of serious criticism from linguists because they split a lot of fully recognized languages in various dialects presented as "languages" (for example, the splitting of Occitan or "Oc" in various languages is not accepted by Romanists). A consensual list of Romance languages could be the following:

--Domergue Sumien 08:15, 11 August 2008 (CDT)

You are obviously the expert when it comes to Romance languages, Domergue, so go ahead. I only put the Ethnologue list in as a start. John Stephenson 06:43, 15 August 2008 (CDT)