DZ Posted January 24, 2007 Share Posted January 24, 2007 [quote user="Dick Smith"]From what I remember there were genuine grammatical differences, but I can't remember them well enough to quote. They aren't dialect, that is something else... The local patois in Normandy can be impenetrable, and in the south - easy![/quote]Here is a link to a useful explanation of all the differences between the language registers. Fascinating subject! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Register_(linguistics)It does bother me that while I have a very wide vocabulary, I still don't know how informal or familiar any given word/expression is. I suppose this can be learnt only by hearing the language spoken every day, and not from books... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now