>> On Provençal, I thought it  was closer to French than Italian, but not
>> sure.

> Speculating here, but I would say that you are right

Yep.  This appears to be the case.

>> Maybe Rick P. can find some introductory material on how the Romance
>> languages, including Provençal, developed from Latin.

> I'll see but this one looks tough.

Wasn't too hard to find what I was interested in (although I may fall
short of expectations).  I just wasn't awake enough to remember

   Rick Parker

Provencal language:,5716,58099+1+56684,00.html?kw=provencal%20language

Franco-provencal dialect:,5716,35800+1+35151,00.html?kw=francoprovencal%20dialect

Provencal literature:,5716,63208+1+61645,00.html?kw=provencal%20literature

Félibrige - Association organized in the 19th century for the
maintenance of the Provençal customs and language,5716,34535+1+33936,00.html?query=provencal

Arnaut Daniel:,5716,9673+1+9558,00.html

Romance languages: