einstein at FROGNET.NET
Mon Nov 25 14:53:32 UTC 2002
Just a guess--Occitan? The people living on the French side of the Pyrenees
think of their variety as a separate language. Some people remember the
Second Crusade (which wiped out the Albigensian heresy and established
northern French in the SW) will a great deal of bitterness. Driving into
Toulouse on the main highway to the mountains the name of the city has been
painted over and "Tolosa"--the Occitan name--has been substituted. Putting
Occitan on the label of a product would broadcast sympathy for the
distinctness of the langue d'oc culture.
"Raffiniert ist der Herr Gott, aber Boshaft ist er nicht"
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