Mitchif vs. French vs. English
The McDonald Family
mcdonald at ISN.NET
Sat Mar 6 21:03:08 UTC 1999
At 12:34 PM 3/6/1999 -0800, you wrote:
>Anyway, the mixing of peoples and tongues is what brought about the Jargon
>(and its Michif "cousin") into being, so this to me is on-topic. It's a
>pity that there weren't Gaelic and Erse words added to the Jargon's mix,
>considering the amount of Celt-native intermarriage in the early years......
Really? That seems rather surprising, considering the prominent role that
Scots and Irish generally played in the expansion of the British Empire. I
seem to remember anecdotes about British traders assimilating fairly quickly
into the pre-existing societies of the Pacific Northwest.
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> - Herakleitos
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