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Papiamento studies

By Michael Keil / in Language learning/acquisition, Languages / Aug 16, 2019

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Shares I’ve been thinking about how the podcast should be done and how the course material should be presented. Studies are going strong so far personally speaking, and I want to update any learners by making PDFs of all I’ve learned so far. In a lesson, I want to have corresponding […]


Brayon and Chiac, Canadian dialects of French

By Michael Keil / in Uncategorized / Apr 18, 2020

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Shares I personally never realized how many distinct dialects of French were spoken just in North America alone. Louisiana has a different variety from town to town, but in Canada, there are entirely distinct ethnic groups using their own kinds of French, Chiac French is a subdialect of Acadian French, but […]


The Tahitian language

By Michael Keil / in Uncategorized / Apr 14, 2020

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Shares The Tahitian language is spoken mainly on Tahiti, but also in other parts of Polynesian, which could be partially due to it being the main island of French Polynesia. The language has around 70K speakers currently, and is possibly endangered because of encroachment from French. The language exhibits all the […]


Louisiana French

By Michael Keil / in Endangered Languages, Languages / Mar 23, 2020

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Shares This kind of French is interesting just because of the varieties that influenced it but also because of the misconception about Acadien French forming the basis of LA French. LA French already existed before the Acadiens were deported or transported to Louisiana, Acadien French is distinct from LA French. LA […]


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