Request for variant subtag fr 16th-c 17th-c

Doug Ewell dewell at
Wed Dec 13 06:35:07 CET 2006

> If you read my description of the language you will see, as I have now 
> noted 3 times, that 17th century French includes elements of 16th 
> century French but has modernized a bit; and has incorporated many 
> words from the Americas such as cannot.

Is there some functional description that could be given to these 
variants of French, instead of calling them "16th century" and "17th 
century"?  After all, they're not simply "French as spoken in 
such-and-so time frame"; the history and evolution is more interesting 
than that.

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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