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From: "Marc MERIEL" <>
Subject: Prière à tous les Jeriais dialectophones.
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 98 19:48:21 UT


Please,

Whatever you call it, dialect, patois or local idiom, your Islands are the
only places where Norman French can be kept alive. (Much more important than
keeping Swiss Francs in your banks). Please save it and also for the
"continental Normands" who have lost it. The school teachers, the railways and
WWI killed it for ever in continental Normandy.

But hurry up! The talking booth in the museum might soon be the last speaking
native....

Marc (Norman Alsatian )

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