lingua franca

Christina Paulston paulston+ at
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

>From: Philippe Blanchet <philippe.blanchet at>
>To: lgpolicy-list at
>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
> have been "lengas francas".
> Philippe

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