Sometimes, if only so we Filipinos could be more easily united, I wish we didn't have so many languages in the Philippines, just as there is only French in France, though there are certain regional dialects and languages, such as Alsatian, Breton, Langue d'Oil, and Occitan, each of which, like the other German dialects and Celtic and Gallo-Romance
languages, is spoken by no more than two percent of the population.
A wonderful array of topics is covered, ranging from the role of languages and code-switching in texts produced in King Alfred's court, Abbo of Fleury's stay in Ramsey (985-87), and the interactions between Old English, Medieval Latin, Old Gallo-Romance
, and Greek, to an investigation of the Roman language in twelfth-century English historiography.
'a group', received a Gallo-Romance
suffix -one(m), whence OF abandoner, the a-prefix reinforcing the meaning of the simplex bandoner.
parchment Middle English parchemin, from Old French parchemin, parcamin, alteration (influenced by parche, parge, kind of red leather, from Late Latin Parthica (pellis), literally, Parthian skin) of Gallo-Romance
*pergaminus, ultimately from Greek pergamene, from feminine of Pergamenos of Pergamum