gscole at ARK.SHIP.EDU
Thu May 2 15:56:21 UTC 2002
Relative to the French/German origin of pumpernickel, wasn't French
widely used in the higher levels of German society, at one time. I was
told that Christopher Martin Wieland was responsible for redefining the
tendency toward adopting French as the court language of Germany.
The source of the above note is a conversation with a professor of
German, several years ago, when I was inquiring about Wieland's
influence on German literature.
Comments/criticisms welcome. If the note is not correct, I have no need
to repeat the story.
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