The language of her country novels is the genuine patois of middle France rendered in a literary form.
The chief record of the dialect or patois we owe to the goddess Angitia, whose chief temple and grove stood at the south-west corner of Lake Fucinus, near the inlet to the emissarius of Claudius (restored by Prince Torlonia), and the modern village of Luco.
She hits the happy mean between the studied archaism of Courier's Daphnis et Cloe and the realistic patois of the later kailyard novel which for Southerners requires a glossary.
A German patois mixed with French words is spoken throughout the country; but French, which is employed by the commercial.
"They have adopted an extraordinary patois, derived from the language of the Tahitian women who accompanied the mutineers of the" Bounty "to Pitcairn Island, although most of the adults can speak the English language fairly well" (R.
But it was Blicher's use of patois which delighted his countrymen with a sense of freshness and strength.
They speak the patois of Dutch known as the Taal.
Oberlin published several manuals on archaeology and ancient geography, and made frequent excursions into different provinces of France to investigate antiquarian remains and study provincial dialects, the result appearing in Essai sur le patois Lorrain (1775); Dissertations sur les Minnesingers (1782-1789); and Observations concernant le patois et les mceurs des gens de la campagne (1791).
In eastern Pennsylvania the Great Valley was accessible by reason of a broad gateway between the end of South Mountain and the Highlands, and here in the Lebanon Valley settled German Moravians, whose descendants even now retain the peculiar patois known as "Pennsylvania Dutch."
de Rochas d'Aiglun, Patois des Alpes cottiennes (1877); Z.
The languages spoken in South Africa by the inhabitants of European descent are English and Dutch, the latter chiefly in the form of a patois colloquially known as the Taal.
The creole patois is unsuited to be a medium of instruction, and English is used as far as possible, though its acquisition by the peasantry is that of a foreign language.
He edited several of his brother's works, and was also author of original works on philological and historical subjects, among which may be mentioned Nouvelles recherches sur les patois ou idiomes vulgaires de la France (1809), Annales de Lagides (1819) and Chartes latines sur papyrus du VP e siecle de l'ere chretienne.
MONTE ROSA, the name of a great glacier-clad mountain mass (the name comes from the Aostan patois word rase, meaning a glacier) which rises S.E.
They speak a rude creole patois, based on French but with a large admixture of Indian, Bantu and English words.
Their native language, of Finnish origin, is rapidly disappearing, their present language being a Lettish patois.
Over 85% of the people speak German as their mother-tongue, the rest French, or a patois of French.
At the present day Gallego, which is simply Portuguese variously modified and with a development in some respects arrested, is much less important than Catalan, not only because the Spaniards who speak it (i,8oo,ooo) are fewer than the Catalans (3,500,000), but also because, its literary culture having been early abandoned in favor of Castilian, it fell into the vegetative condition of a provincial patois.
orthography for a patois language, or: how should one spell Pennsylvania German?
patois of Jamaican speech, LKJ articulates the Black British experience and uses the rhythms of reggae to get his message across.
The speak Jamaican - with an excellent collection of pages including help in speaking Jamaican patois.
For me, the shorthand character sketches, often using patois or speech rhythms, are the most immediate things in the book.
The language here is Jamaican patois - a version of English which has developed in Jamaica.
Local French patois is spoken Weather Hot tropical climate with cool sea breezes.
Card was filled the soft patois were three hours late.
From poems written in strict form to poems written in Caribbean patois.
Among young people is there a developing English Urdu patois?
Some odd melange of Whitehall, English and the street patois of Blather.
strident calls in a patois all of their own.
Philology.-L'Annee linguistique (1901-1902); Bulletin de la societe des parlers de France (1893); Bulletin des humanites francais (1894); Bulletin hispanique (1899); Bulletin italien (1901); Lou-Gai-SabeAntoulongio prouvencalo (1905); Le Maitre phonetique (1886); Le Moyen Age (1888); Revue de la renaissance (1901); Revue de metrique et de versification (1894-1895); Revue des etudes grecques (1888); Revue des etudes rabelaisiennes (1903); Revue des parlers populaires (1902); Revue des patois (1887); Revue hispanique (1894); Revue celtique, quarterly; Revue de philologie francaise et de litterature.
The buyers and sellers filled the air with their strident calls in a patois all of their own.
All three genres are sometimes performed in local patois.
The customs and dress of the people, who speak a patois of romaic origin, are interesting.
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