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Re: CHAT: a mixylinguistic staggerpoem

From:Elliott Lash <al260@...>
Date:Monday, February 25, 2002, 21:20
John Cowan <jcowan@...> writes:

> Elliott Lash wrote: > > > >> Oh my ... looks like Old French? What is this poem meant to be? :P > > > > We'll have to wait for whoever posted it to answer...but it looks > > like Early Modern or Middle French to me...or maybe just a > > conscious attempt to appear Medieval. > > No, Francois Villon is quite genuinely of his time (ca. 1450) > and I have not concocted the "Ballade de bonne doctrine", > nor any of the translations. Everything up to about 1600 is > considered Middle French, so I guess that is the right label. >
hehe, concocted! :) I didn't mean to imply that you had concocted it, just Villon's spelling tend to look (at least to me) like someone who's consciously trying to make French look older. :) Elliott