Re: French -ois (jara: YAC: Widse -- a conlang based on Ygyde)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, February 1, 2003, 2:50|
Christophe Grandsire scripsit:
> > Two acutes is a silly spelling, unless they are saying [kebek] now
> > instead of [kebEk].
> I hope this was a joke (as maybe is indicated by the next quote),
I meant that it was silly to spell "Quebec" with two acutes, not "Quebecois".
(I'm operating in rather degraded mode for the next 2-3 days, forgive my
lack of typed accents.) Though certainly one accent is far and away the most
usual form, one can find the two-accent version of "Quebec" in some
rather official-looking places. If I understand this bibliography
entry correctly (http://www2.biblinat.gouv.qc.ca/rfq/notices/00023985.htm)
it appears to be a Canadian notice of a book by a French government
agency. The title uses the two-acute style; the comment by the
bibliographer uses the one-acute style.
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