[PW] Occitan (was: Marshall McCluhan quote)

T.F. Mills phasco at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 25 21:05:13 PDT 2016

On 20 Apr 2016 at 22:42, John Cowan wrote:

> There is plenty of documentary and even oral testimony about the
> non-French languages of France: there are people still living whose
> grandparents (who were by no means all rural) still spoke Occitan every
> day and pretty much all day, although of course their written language
> was entirely French. 

Surely not "entirely."  Here is a comprehensive overview (in French) of the history of Occitan 
usage and literature:


Some ten books per year appear in Occitan, and there are periodicals.  Print runs and 
circulation are minimal, to be sure, but they do exist.

T.F. Mills 
(Colorado, USA)

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