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Old 12-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by kennyc View Post
All fiction was once called "Romance" if I'm not mistaken....very early on.
I wonder if that explains the etymology of the Swedish word for a novel: it's called a roman, with emphasis on the second syllable, as in romance, rather than on the first as in roman soldier.

Any thoughts, Kumabjörn?
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