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rickrok66 Donating Member (141 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 03:43 PM
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1. French, Cajun, Quebecois
I got some information for you from the French about.com site. Laura K. Lawless is the host and may help you some more. I posted a link which has a list of Quebec word and their French equivalents. I also believe the Quebecois "condense" words together like unofficial contractions. Good luck.


The huge exodus of Acadians that took place from 1755 to 1762 by order of Governor Lawrence was known as the Grand Drangement.

The Acadians were forced to leave for three reasons:

Most Acadiens refused to pledge allegiance to the King of England.

The English were worried about the very high birth rate among Acadians.

Getting rid of the French-speaking Acadians made room for more English speakers.

The majority of Acadians settled in Lousiana.

Cajun French is the French patois spoken in Louisiana.
Beginning in 1755, the Grand Drangement forced Acadians to leave their homes in eastern Canada. Many settled in Louisiana and their French language gradually evolved into what we call Cajun French.

The word cajun comes from acadien.


http://membres.lycos.fr/clo7/histoire/canada.htm

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