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Old French

Gallo-Romance dialect continuum spoken from the 9th century to the middle of the 14th century

Old French was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in the northern half of modern France and parts of modern Belgium and Switzerland from around 1000 to 1300. It was then known as the langue d'oïl. This was different from the langue d'oc (Occitan language, also then called Provençal), whose territory bordered that of Old French to the south.

Old French
Franceis, François, Romanz
Pronunciation[fɾãntsejs], [fɾãntsɔjs], [romãnts]
Regionnorthern France, parts of Belgium (Wallonia), England, Ireland, Kingdom of Sicily, Principality of Antioch, Kingdom of Cyprus
Eraevolved into Middle French by the 14th century
Language codes
ISO 639-2fro
ISO 639-3fro
Glottologoldf1239[1]
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The Old Frankish language added many words to Old French after the conquest by the tribe of the Franks, of the portions of Roman Gaul that are now France and Belgium, during the Migration Period.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Old French". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.