[PW] Occitan (was: Marshall McCluhan quote)

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Apr 26 07:32:55 PDT 2016

T.F. Mills scripsit:

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

It has always been the case that most Occitan-speakers weren't literate
in Occitan, partly because the written language is pretty remote from
the spoken varieties, partly because they were never taught it.
Even if they could puzzle it out (analogies to French are downright
misleading), writing it would be out of the question.

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
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