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Re: CHAT: a mixylinguistic staggerpoem

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, February 25, 2002, 17:50
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.

John Cowan <jcowan@...>
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_