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Re: R: Re: R: A funny linguistic subway experience + some questions about nouns of days and months

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 6, 2000, 15:12
En réponse à John Cowan <cowan@...>:

> > In fact this change applies quite unpredictably: "danois" for instance > remained "ois". The split happened in the 18th C but it was only in > the 19th C that the Academy cleaned up the spelling. >
I bought yesterday a new booklet about Middle French (in fact the sequel of my booklet on Old French I bought a while ago) which says that the split happened much before that, during the 14th and 15th centuries in fact, starting from the North of the country and going South slowly. Christophe. PS: Sorry to have taken so long to answer, but I've been sick for one week and could get out to get to a computer.