Request for variant subtag fr 16th-c 17th-c
everson at evertype.com
Wed Dec 13 17:06:01 CET 2006
At 14:01 -0500 2006-12-12, CE Whitehead wrote:
>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.
Languages change, and they do not change on New Year's of particular centuries.
>16th century French is Middle French but with some spelling changes
>and the language has become more widespread.
Are the dates of 16th-century French 1500-01-01 to 1599-12-31? Or
whatever, since the Gregorian calendar was introduced in 1582.
>Reject the tags if you wish; I will send the request again.
>Do you speak French? Parlez vous francais couramment?
>Do you know much about the language and literature, have you studied
>it? Est-ce que vous connaissez la langue francaise et les lettres
>francaises un petit peu au moins? Est-ce que vous les avez etudiees?
Actually, I took courses in Romance Philology at University and in
particular a course in the history of the French language. Oath of
Strasbourg, chansons de geste....
>I've given you descriptions of French as it was spoken in these
>centuries in section 6 of my request for the tags (I've just
>submitted a new request; there is now information for 16th century
Is it possible to describe these language variants without using centuries?
Do members of this group think that century subtags are a good idea?
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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