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Re: Hurricane Isaias

Posted by SLRT on Sat Aug 1 14:36:42 2020, in response to Re: Hurricane Isaias, posted by AlM on Sat Aug 1 13:52:53 2020.

The French have never gotten over that the lingua franca passed from French to English.

Even right after World War II scholarly people (at least the older ones) still understood and wrote French.

Nabokov had the professorial Humbert Humbert use quite a number of French phrases in Lolita. If you don't know them or don't have annotations, you miss a lot of the book, especially the humor.


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