Saturday, September 09, 2006

Occitan

Occitan regionThe Times reports that there is a movement to preserve and perhaps promote the Occitan language, which is far from dead in the South of France. If you are familiar with South-Western France, you will see from the map at left that Cahors is almost at the centre of the Occitan-speaking region. One rarely hears conversations in Occitan these days, but the vocabulary is inextricably jumbled up with standard French.

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