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How has the language of the ancient Romans influenced how we speak today?
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  1. Latin was the language of the ancient Romans. Even centuries after the Roman Empire fell, Latin continued to be the language most commonly used for European government and legislation, as well as by the Roman Catholic Church. Latin became the basis of the modern-day Romance languages - Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian. Latin also has heavily influenced the English language.

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