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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Norman language
In Normandy, the new Norman language inherited vocabulary from Norse.
It is one of the langues doïl and is a regional language of France.
The Mirandese language (Lhéngua Mirandesa in Mirandese; Língua Mirandesa or Mirandês in Portuguese) is spoken in northeastern Portugal.
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 Norman language - Biocrawler
Norman is spoken in mainland Normandy in France where it has no official status, but is classed as a regional language.
In the Channel Islands, the Norman language has developed separately, but not in isolation, to form what are recognised as Jèrriais (in Jersey), Dgèrnésiais or Guernsey French (in Guernsey) and Sercquiais (or Sarkese, in Sark).
The last native speakers of Auregnais, the Norman language of Alderney, died in the 20th century.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Norman_language   (988 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Norman language
Of NORMAN FRENCH as used in England or a contact language mixing French and English, used between the Normans and their subjects: ‘The Anglo-Norman jargon was only employed in...
LANGUAGE TEACHING Short form LT. In principle, instruction in any LANGUAGE, under any conditions, formal or informal; in practice, as the term is commonly used among language teachers and applied linguists, instruction in a second or foreign language within a system of education, such as the...
verse and in the language of the victors.
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  Science Fair Projects - Norman language
Norman is spoken in mainland Normandy in France where it has no official status, but is classed as a regional language.
In Normandy, the new Norman language inherited vocabulary from Norse.
Today, the Norman language is strongest in the less accessible areas of the former Duchy of Normandy: the Channel Islands and the Cotentin peninsula in the West, and the Pays de Caux in the East.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
An isogloss termed the ligne Joret separates the northern and southern dialects of the Norman language (the line is from Granville to the Belgian border).
Today, the Norman language is strongest in the less accessible areas of the former Duchy of Normandy: the Channel Islands and the Cotentin peninsula (Cotentinais) in the West, and the Pays de Caux (Cauchois) in the East.
That is because Gallo is spoken on the border of Normandy and Brittany, south of Mont Saint-Michel and was the language (at least, an earlier form) spoken in the March of Neustria.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Anglo-Norman language is an extinct variety of the Norman language used in England following the Norman conquest in 1066.
Anglo-Norman was the spoken language of the Norman nobility and was also used in the courts, to compile official documents, and for commercial purposes.
The literature of the Anglo-Norman period forms the reference point for subsequent literature in the Norman language, especially in the 19th century Norman literary revival and even into the 20th century in the case of André Dupont's Épopée cotentine.
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 Norman language
The Anglo-Norman language is the name given to the variety of the Norman language spoken by the Anglo-Normans, the descendants of the Normans who ruled the Kingdom of England following the conquest by William of Normandy in 1066.
Jèrriais, the island's Norman language, is spoken by a minority of the population, although it was the majority language in the 19th century.
Although Jèrriais is now the language of a minority, until the 19th century it was the everyday language of the majority of the population, and even until the Second World War up to half the population could communicate in the language.
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 BBC - Wales History - Welsh language - The Norman conquest
Within a year, the Normans were building a castle at Chepstow and had begun their piecemeal conquest of Wales, a process which took well over 200 years.
The Norman leaders spoke French; indeed the Welsh chroniclers of the period write not of fighting the English but of fighting the French.
However, it was the Normans' English-speaking followers who colonised the conquered lands and brought their language to Wales.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/history/sites/language/pages/normans.shtml   (410 words)

 Norman Corwin
Norman Corwin is one of the greatest living writers in the English language, and has been called America's "poet laureate of radio."
When time came to celebrate and reflect on Victory in Europe -- and again in the Pacific -- Norman Corwin was the obvious choice.
Norman Corwin celebrated his 96th birthday on May 3, 2006, and today lives in Los Angeles, keeping busy as always.
www.normancorwin.com   (362 words)

 French Translation Service - English to French Translation
Language is a living thing it develops and changes constantly.
To ensure our translators keep abreast of the language our French translators live in-county and translate into their mother tongue.
Professional translators whose native language is English and speak fluent French perform our French to English translation.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/french_translation.shtml   (464 words)

 French of England: Anglo-Norman Studies at Fordham and York
"The Linguistic Situation in England from the Norman Conquest to the Loss of Normandy (1066-1204)." In Approaches to Historical Linguistics: An Anthology, ed.
For to Speke French Trewely: The French Language in England 1000-1600: Description and Instruction.
Lewis, C.P. "The French in England before the Norman Conquest," ANS 17 (1994): 123-39.
www.fordham.edu /frenchofengland/biblio-second.html   (851 words)

 Norman language information - Search.com
After working as a teacher in Vire, he became a bookseller and publisher of postcards on which he printed Gallicised versions of verses in Norman - Monologues humoristiques en patois normand of which more purely Norman forms also exist, but the more French-influenced texts were considered to have wider commercial appeal.
Joseph Mague (1875-1940, born in Brittany of Norman parents but raised in the Bessin)
Following the Norman conquest of 1066, the Norman language spoken by the new rulers of England left traces of specifically Norman words which can be distinguished from the equivalent lexical items in French:
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 AND: Anglo-Norman: A Brief Introduction
Possibly it is something of a misnomer: the specifically Norman traits of the language found in England are neither overwhelmingly dominant, nor are they the only dialectal elements which are discernible in documents written in French in England.
It is far safer to think in terms of a range of speakers from various dialectal backgrounds, by no means all Norman; since their speech is of course not recorded, the diversity of it (both regional and social) is equally unattested.
But in parallel with the development of Anglo-Norman as a 'language of record' (Michael Clanchy's term), at first accompanying, later ousting Latin, before the advent of English which in its turn displaced Anglo-Norman, the language became less and less of a true vernacular, and increasingly an acquired, second language.
www.anglo-norman.net /sitedocs/an-intro.html   (506 words)

 Normans - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Normans, Viking invaders from Scandinavia who began to settle in Normandy in northern France before the middle of the 9th century AD.
Norman French Language and Literature, French dialect that developed in Normandy (Normandie) after Viking (or Norse) invaders settled the region...
Norman (Oklahoma), city, seat of Cleveland County, central Oklahoma; incorporated as a city 1891.
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 English language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Norman Conquest (11th cent.) brought in foreign rulers, whose native language was Norman French; and English was eclipsed by French as the official language.
Before the Normans the language was spoken in England and S Scotland, but not in Cornwall, Wales, or, at first, in Strathclyde.
During the last 300 years the borrowing of words from foreign languages has continued unchecked, so that now most of the languages of the world are represented to some extent in the vocabulary.
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 News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, AL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Normans should not be confused with other Viking groups, such as the Vikings known as Danes in England and the Vikings known as Rus in Russia.
The Norman warrior class was new and different from the old French aristocracy, many of whom could trace their families back to Carolingian times, while the Normans could seldom cite ancestors before the beginning of the 11th century.
The Norman language was forged by the adoption of the indigenous oïl language by a Norse-speaking ruling class developed into the regional language which survives today.
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One thing the Norman Conquest had a remarkable affect upon was the language of England.
The Norman Conquest of 1066 stirred the native language on from 'Old English'.
French was the language for the ruling 'class' and government, English was the language of the lower 'classes' and Latin was the language of the Church and universities.
www.normanconquest.co.uk /language.htm   (201 words)

 Nutshell Phonics - Phonics news and articles from educational publishers / phonics programs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Norman Swan: What was it in teaching in the United States and in Australia and in other countries, which made people decide to abandon evidence and leave the system of phonics for this whole of language approach which presumably created significant numbers of children in a generation who had unnecessary trouble with reading.
Norman Swan: And when they look, what they see is that the child with dyslexia isn’t bringing together all the right parts of the brain in the right order, or at the right speed.
Norman Swan: To date they have trialled RAVO in various school settings and now the challenge is to work out how to implement it on a large scale across the country.
www.nutshellphonics.com /Phonics-news.asp?newsID=30   (4239 words)

 English language - Gurupedia
It is the most widely used "second" and "learning" language in the world, and as such, many linguists believe, it is no longer the exclusive cultural emblem of "native English speakers", but rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures worldwide as it grows in use.
English is descended from the language spoken by the Germanic tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes (Vikings), that began populating the British Isles around 500 AD.
The richness of the language is that such synonyms have slightly different meanings, enabling the language to be used in a very flexible way to express fine variations or shades of thought.
www.gurupedia.com /e/en/english_language.htm   (2597 words)

 cars - English language
English is descended from the language spoken by Germanic tribes that migrated to the land that would become known as England.
The English language belongs to the western sub-branch of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
Frisian is a language spoken by approximately half a million people in the Dutch province of Friesland (Fryslân), in nearby areas of Germany, and on a few islands in the North Sea.
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 Nordic Culture > The Normans: Scandinavians in Normandy - Scandinavica.com
As the years passed the Normans converted to Christianity and learned to speak the romance language of the old Neustria, which was related to today's French.
The Norman language belongs to the family of oïl languages together with French, Gallo, Walloon, Picard, Swiss-French, and many other minority languages which are spoken in northern France, Belgium and Switzerland.
Norman is still spoken in some parts of Normandie and in the Channel Islands.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/history/normandy.htm   (1270 words)

 French as a mother-tongue in Medieval England   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Norman Conquest of 1066 by William the Conqueror marks the beginning of an era of French influence in England
Norman French was distinct from Parisian or Continental French, and, with time, the French spoken in England by the Norman landed gentry became distinct.
Firstly, that the language of the government was not the language of the people, and ergo, that French, even as a second language, had fallen out of fashion and remained the language of only a few.
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 Family Ancestry Saxons Language
The language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons was not a static one.
The grammar and sentence structure is this language is directly derived from the Germanic languages.
For example, the Anglo-Saxon language considered the Sun to be connected to women, while the moon was connected to men.
www.family-ancestry.co.uk /history/saxons/language   (399 words)

 English have stolen English
The Brits had to borrow bits and pieces of their language all over the world to be able to express themselves, as they do now.
English is descended from the language spoken by the Germanic tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes.
Frisian is a language spoken by approximately half a million people in the Dutch province of Friesland (Fryslan), in nearby areas of Germany, and on a few islands in the North Sea.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2004-10/21/content_384381.htm   (656 words)

 "Language" Defined & Explained
On the subjugation of England by William the Conqueror, the French Norman language was substituted in all law proceedings for the ancient Saxon.
The Norman or law French, however, being more familiar as applied to the law, than any other language, the lawyers continued to employ it in making their notes of the trial of cases, which they afterwards published, in that barbarous dialect, under the name of Reports.
In changing from one language to another, many words and technical expressions were retained in the new, which belonged to the more ancient language, and not seldom they partook of both; this, to the unlearned student, has given an air of confusion, and disfigured the language of the law.
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