Since Spanish, Italian and French languages are all romance languages and which one of them is the most similar one to classical latin language? Is it Italian? (Rationally maybe?)

EDIT1: I found this schematics on wikipedia.

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Answer to my question:

Here it is answered on this article:

The final result turned from points into percentages of change, permits us to state that on the basis of our tentative point-system the percentage of stressedvowel change from the original Latin for each of the seven languages is as follows: French, 44%; Portuguese, 31%; Proven~al, 25%; Rumanian, 23!%; Spanish, 20%; Italian, 12%; Sardinian, 8%.

So as a result we can say Italian is the most similar one and then Spanish.

  • What happened to Sardinian?
    – b a
    Jul 3 '20 at 9:41
  • Nothing, I was just wondering which one from Spanish, Italian and French is more similar. Ofcourse Sardinian is the most but it is now out of my interest :)
    – Nabla
    Jul 3 '20 at 9:42
  • 1
    You're right, I didn't read the question closely enough
    – b a
    Jul 3 '20 at 11:08

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