Burgundian language

Oïl language spoken in Burgundy and particularly in the Morvan area of the region

The Burgundian language is an Oïl language spoken in Burgundy and particularly in the Morvan area of the region.

Burgundian
bregognon
Native toFrance
RegionBurgundy
Native speakers
50,000 have some knowledge of the language (1988)[1]
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottologbour1247
Linguasphere51-AAA-hk & 51-AAA-hl
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Situation of Burgundian among the Oïl languages.

NameEdit

It is also known by French names Bourguignon-morvandiau, Bourguignon, and Morvandiau,

InfluencesEdit

Burgundian has being in contact with Germanic languages in several occasions:

The Arpitan language has influenced dialects of the south along the Saône river, such as Brionnais-Charolais.

LiteratureEdit

Very little literature from before the 19th century has survived. In 1854 the Papal Bull Ineffabilis Deus was translated into two Burgundian dialects:

  • the Abbé Jacques-François Baudiau translated it to the Morvan dialect,
  • the Abbé Lereuil translated it into the Dijon dialect.

By the end of the 19th century, some writers created an original literature:

  • Achille Millien (1838–1927) collected songs from the oral tradition in the Nivernais.
  • Louis de Courmont was a chansonnier. After working in Paris, he returned to his native region.
  • Emile Blin wrote some stories for tourists. A colleciton of them was published in 1933 under the title Le Patois de Chez Nous.
  • Alfred Guillaume published in 1923 a book in Burgundian, L'âme du Morvan.
  • Marinette Janvier published Ma grelotterie (1974) and Autour d'un teugnon (1989).

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bourguignon-morvandiau | Défense et promotion des langues d'oïlDéfense et promotion des langues d'oïl".

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