OT: Middle French plural sought

From: Michael Everson (everson@evertype.com)
Date: Sat Mar 11 2006 - 14:25:16 CST

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    In Bewnans Ke, a Middle Cornish play, characters sometimes speak bits
    of Middle English, Middle French, and Latin. Arthur addresses a group
    of his knights who come to visit him. He says:

    Byanvenu, moun beal amors!

    This seems to be in the singular. I would -- though it has been a
    long time since I read Middle French, and I've no idea where my
    grammar book is -- expect "mes bels amours". Can anyone verify if
    that's correct? I gather that "byanvenu" does not take a plural form
    in Middle French, but I get interference with "bienvenidos" in Modern
    French too.

    Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com

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