lingua franca

Christina Paulston paulston+ at pitt.edu
Sun Jan 11 19:26:36 UTC 2004


Dear Philippe,
    (I have a sister-in-law named Philippe) it's more like something like
lengues franches but Terry Kaufmann whi is an historical linguist says we
just don't know. I guess as usual he is right. But thank you. Christina

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>From: Philippe Blanchet <philippe.blanchet at uhb.fr>
>To: lgpolicy-list at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
>Subject: Re: lingua franca
>Date: Sun, Jan 11, 2004, 5:07 AM
>

> Christina Paulston a *crit :
>
>> Dear B Philippe (or should it be P Blanchet?)
>
> Philippe is my first name.
>
>>
>>     could you tell me what the old plural for lingua franca was in
>> Proven├žal?
>
> Do you mean what the plural of the words "lingua franca" was in old proven├žal?
> At that time, the plural was marked by adding an -s like in Spanish: so it
must
> have been "lengas francas".
>
>
> Philippe
>



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