02.27.05

Cajun, I Guarantee

Posted in Books, General, History, Language at 6:32 pm by Mithridates

I just bought A Great and Noble Scheme, “the story of how the hapless French Acadians were run out of their Nova Scotia homes,” so I’ll offer a few Cajun links (and one for Creole):

On an unrelated note, I also purchased Madame De Pompadour, by Nancy Mitford, a biography of Louis XV’s mistress. It really doesn’t have anything to do with languages, at least as far as I’ve read, but it does mention le Comte de Saint Germain, a very … interesting … man from the eighteenth century. Among his other accomplishments, he was reputed to speak all the languages of Europe, though I haven’t tracked down the original evidence for that assertion. Some people think he’s still around. What’s two centuires if you were old when you met Jesus?

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