Re: Off-topic : Linguaje (was Re: Peking/Beijing)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Oct 18 1999 - 10:58:08 EDT

Edward Cherlin scripsit:

> French does not have as wide a range of offspring as some of these
> others. Louisiana Cajun (Acadien) and Haitian Creole French are
> perhaps the more extreme examples. I haven't heard Haitian called a
> separate language, and there is no doubt about the existence of the
> Haitian military.

That is because Haitian Creole French is culturally treated as the language
of a despised minority, despite the fact that 95% of Haitians speak it,
and perhaps 90% of Haitians are monolingual in it.

John Cowan                         
       I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin

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