Map of Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe. Of course it screws up horribly when it comes to my language , that is to be expected by now. By looking at it one would imagine that Romanian is as close to Albanian as it is to Italian and Spanish which is not only ignorant but stupid.
irrelevant notes on that :
Spanish: la casa de mi madre
Italian: la casa di (mia) madre
French: la case de ma mère (using the cognate case rather than the more common maison for consistency)
Classical Latin: Casa matris meae
Romanian: Casa mamei mele
Like Classical Latin, Romanian uses the genitive case, rather than a prepositional phrase. Latin had three noun classes: masculine, feminine, and neuter. Romanian is the only major Romance language to keep neuter nouns.
Latin had six cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, and vocative. Though there's now some overlap between them, Romanian kept all but the ablative, whereas most Romance languages pretty much got rid of cases entirely . God dammit with over 4 million Romanians working in Europe I thought someone would have noticed by now :)))