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Old Posted Jan 27, 2014, 12:36 PM
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Here is Newfoundland French.

The introduction is insanely long. It starts 2 minutes in...

Video Link

And a little info:

Newfoundland French or Newfoundland Peninsular French refers to the French spoken on the Port au Port Peninsula (part of the so-called “French Shore”) of Newfoundland. The francophones of the region are unique in Canada, tracing their origins to Continental French fishermen who settled in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and not to the Québécois, or Acadians of the Maritimes. For this reason, Newfoundland French is most closely related to the Norman and Breton French of nearby St-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Today, heavy contact with Acadian French — and especially widespread bilingualism with Newfoundland English — have taken their toll, and the community is in decline.
Also, we forbid them from speaking French for decades. So, you know, if that's what they mean by "contact with Newfoundland English"...
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
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