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Re: Norman French?

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, October 19, 1998, 7:16
Raymond A. Brown wrote:
> No - it's the variety of old French spoken by the Normans in the area now > called Normandy. It was brought to England by William the Bastard, Duke of > Normandy, and his followers in 1066. After defeating the English & having > himself crowned king of England, the language became the official language > of England for the next three centuries.
Altho it's sometimes referred to as Anglo-Norman after 1066, since the Norman French of England was influenced by Anglo-Saxon. -- "It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father was hanged." - Irish proverb ICQ: 18656696 AOL: NikTailor