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On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 4:05 PM, Olivier Simon <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 07:32:37 +1100, Cheng-Zhong Su
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Sellamat Cheng!
>
> Well, that often starts from local accent, but that does not explain
> anything.
> French-Canadians have a strong accent and use some words that are
> unknown in Europe; that's why everyday speech in French-Canadian can be
> sometimes hardly understandable for a French-speaking European. The same
> can be said about the other kinds of French spoken in various parts of the
> world. But the language has basically remained the same with its
> conjugations,
> its orthograph.... In general, written French has remained the same all
> around
> the World. The strong litterary culture of French-speaking people may
> explain
> why the language has not developped into a creole in Canada, though French-
> Canadians had almost no relations with the motherland during two centuries
> (approximately 1760-1960). On the contrary, French developped into a Creole
> where it was spoken by people from very various origins (often in places
> where slaves were brought from Africa).
> Afrikaans is grammatically a language different from Netherlandic. The
> vocabulary has mainly remained Dutch, the pronounciation has often changed
> and the grammar has been dramatically altered. The Afrikanders were mostly
> Calvinists which praised the reading of the Bible in Dutch, but they had to
> assimilate other Protestants from Germany and France. And (though South
> Africa tragically developped Apartheid) there were a lot of contacts with
> slaves and natives (Though they are often forgotten, there are a lot of
> Afrikaans-speaking Mestissoes).
>
>
> Olivier
> http://sambahsa-mundialect-org.blogspot.com
>
I think although the Quebec had been separated from France, but the tie of
communication is still very strong. Without this tie, as ancient time, the
writing system could be different, especially when some countries looking
for independent. Independent government maybe for the reason of freedom but
an independent language just make trouble.

Cheng-Zhong Su