Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

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Ancia en puoc furlan

It's not often you find out about languages from signs on sandwich bar doors, but a sign reading "Ancia en puoc furlan" pointed us at a romance language from north east Italy.

Spoken by half-a-million people in and around Venice, Furlan (or Friulian) is just about readable with a little Latin or Italian knowledge. It's interesting to see how languages have evolved from Latin - there's an interesting path to be traced from Vulgar Latin (and Italian) to Furlan to Romansh to French.

And no - it's not the language of the Minbari religious caste

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