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Italian Language Fun Facts

Did you know that the letters of the alphabet j,k,w,x, and y are not a part of the alphabet list of the Italian language?

The Italian language consists of only 21 letters. Read on and dig deep on more Italian fun facts from the super interesting list below.

Italian Fun Facts

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The alphabets j,k,w,x, and y are not part of the Italian language? The Italian language consists of only 21 letters.
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The Italian language was not so popular till some years back, with just 4% of the native population speaking Italian in 1861 when it was recognized as the official language.
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Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer from the 15th century, is the person after whom the word America was coined for the place we all know as the USA today.
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Dante Alighieri was a political thinker as well as a writer. He is credited with having introduced the modern Italian language that we know today.
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The greatest influence of the Italian language has been in Classical music. Most of the terms used in classical music, such as crescendo, are Italian words.
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The modern-day Italian language has been derived from the Florentine dialect, also known as the Tuscan dialect. It is considered the language of romance.
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Dante Alighieri was born in 1265. He is regarded as the Father of the Italian language as it was his narrative poem ‘The Great Comedy’ fuelled love for the Italian language in the people.
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The Great Comedy narrative poem by Dante Alighieri made people fall in love with the Italian language. Before this, Latin was the most spoken language in the region.
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The Italian language has 7 vowel sounds represented by 5 vowels, a,e, i,o, and u. There are two sounds, each for e and o.
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Born in 1265, it was the literary work of Dante Alighieri, ‘The Great Comedy’ that sparked interest in the Italian language.

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