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A question I’ve been pondering for a while: Where did the Romance languages get their articles?  They all have ’em, but Latin, the mother-tongue of the Romance family, emphatically does not.  Are they imports from the Germanic languages, brought in during the barbarian invasions?  Are they hold-overs from the earlier Celtic languages spoken in France, Spain and Northern Italy?  Were they given to them by the same alien race that built the pyramids?

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