The Romance Languages Comparison

Femme   Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:06 pm GMT
It was implied in the 19th century .
An implicit idea.
You probably know about the Women History in the Western Word.
The same tacit concept is inferred in Miss, Mademoiselle, Dominicella, Signorina etc.
Guest   Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:12 pm GMT
''Does a woman need to be a virgin to be called senhorina in lusophone countries?''

Nope, senhorinha is never used in Brazil (at least in speech) while
senhorita is still used. Senhorinha sounds dated (19th century word), but senhorita sounds just a bit formal, it's a respectful (and/or sometimes ironic) word for a young lady:
Guest   Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:14 pm GMT
it's MAINHA (mommy) where I live...

Mainha chamou...
Matt   Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:57 pm GMT
English: I LOVE U !

Latin: Amo te
Latin: Te amo
Latin: Vos amo
Latin: Ego te amo
Latin: Ego amo te

Portuguese: Amo-te
Portuguese: Te amo
Portuguese: Vos amo
Portuguese: Eu te amo
Portuguese: Eu amo-te

Portuguese: Eu amo você
Portuguese: Eu amo a vós
Portuguese: Eu amo a ti
Portuguese: Eu lhe amo
Jen   Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:14 pm GMT
Domicella -Lat.
Donzela -Port.
Mademoiselle -Fr.
Jen   Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:19 pm GMT
Lat. Domicellus = Port. Donzel, donzelu
Jen   Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:40 pm GMT
English: I LOVE U !
Latin: Amo te
Latin: Te amo
Latin: Vos amo
Latin: Ego te amo
Latin: Ego amo te
Latin: Dulcicor = sweetheart

LOVE YA! = Te amo, (ti amu), amo você. Sweetie, sweetheart = Docin, docinho, meu amor, momô, mô, bem, bein, benzin, dulcicor, doce cor, doce coração, doce cardia, amoreco, amorzin, fofuchu, fofurecu, fofoo.

I LOVE YOU! = Eu te amo, Eu amo-te, amo-te, te amo, amo você, eu amo você, eu amo a ti, amo a ti

I LOVE THEE! = Vos amo, eu amo a vós, amo a vós, eu vos amo, eu lhe amo, eu amo a ti.
zatsu   Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:38 am GMT
<<Although the conjugations of the Spanish and Portuguese "to be" are derived from esse, their infinitive ser is taken from the Latin verb sedere "to sit".>>
Lt sedere became in Portuguese "assentar", which (among other things) means "to be" > "ser", not literally "to sit".

Lt. sedentare (to sit)
Pt. sentar

Lt. sedentariu (sedentary. always seated down!)
Pt. sedentário
Fr. sédentaire

<<The Spanish corazón and Portuguese coração come from L. coratione[m], the source of French and English courage.>>
I heard Pt. coragem (courage) came from Lt. cor which, in its evolved form "coraco", meant coração (heart). I may be wrong.

<<Spanish, Portuguese, and Sardinian all take quaerere "to inquire" as the verb meaning "to want", giving Sp. and Port. querer and Sard. kérrere. >>
Think Lt. velle >> Sp. voler

Lt. quaerere (to look for, to want)
Pt. querer
Sp. querer
Fr. quérir

Lt. inquirire (to inquire)
Pt. inquirir
Fr. enquérir
zatsu   Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:42 am GMT
<<Domicella -Lat.
Donzela -Port.
Mademoiselle -Fr.>>
Mademoiselle> Ma (my) + demoiselle

Think the more correct would be
Lt. dominicella
Fr. demoiselle
Pt. donzela