But of course that is what the real Frenchı (whoever tthey are???) would
say...I was using irony and some wit of course but I guess it didnıt
catch...I guess Iıve been watching too many reruns of Black Adder...
Montois...drinking more red wine to acquire more wit...
On 11/3/08 8:12 PM, "Stewart Wilson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> But Steve _you_ called it 'bastard French' ... if purity is moot,
> what else did you mean?
> On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 3:48 PM, Steve Novak <Cinefrog@comcast.net
> <mailto:Cinefrog%40comcast.net> > wrote:
>> > The notion of 'purity' when speaking about a language, any language
>> > written...) is no only moot nowadays, but positively inscribed in a
>> > and political context...
>> > We have had this discussion before on rara-avis and I would only refer
>> > anybody interested to the writings of Bill Labov, 'father' of
>> > sociolinguistics, U of Penn, or any other sociolinguist such as Penny
>> > (Stanford)...etc...etc...
>> > Steve Novak
>> > Cinefrog@comcast.net <mailto:Cinefrog%40comcast.net>
>> > On 11/2/08 12:43 PM, "Kevin Burton Smith" <email@example.com
>> <mailto:kvnsmith%40sbcglobal.net> > wrote:
>>> >> Actually, since Quebec was conquered by the British before the French
>>> >> revolution (which allegedly "democratized" the language) there's an
>>> >> argument that the French in Canada is actually "purer" than that
>>> >> spoken in France.
> Stewart Wilson
> Toronto, ON
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