Re: Norman French?
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 19, 1998, 10:11|
At 00:48 19/10/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Quoth Arek Bellagio:
>> HI all. I heard the term Norman French the other day.. and I was= wondering
>> if this was a type of 'old English' applied to French. Does anyone know?= If
>> not.. what does it mean?
>Norman French was (and is) the version of French spoken in Normandy;
So I'm speaking Norman French? (yes, I'm from Normandy).
>usually it refers to the Norman French of ~1000CE, which was what
>William the Conqueror spoke, and which provided a great deal of
>influence to English---iirc it was the main catalyst which brought Old
>English into Middle English.
>> And also, whether or not you know the answer to the other question, does
>> anyone know a place where I can find some documented information on an= older
>> version of French?
>Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance.
> Christophe Grandsire
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