[PW] Occitan (was: Marshall McCluhan quote)
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.
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