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