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An Ill Bethisad thought

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 26, 2002, 13:44
It is established that Francien (what we think of as French) is
the language of administration.  It occurs to me that to write
belles lettres in Francien was until the 20th century the province of
a few Parisian eccentrics.  However, the Academie Oulippiene changed
all that, particularly after the publication of Raymond Queneau's
scandalous work _Exercises de langage_ in 1947, which was accompanied
by outbreaks of rioting in many French and Narbonese cities.

John Cowan <jcowan@...>
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>