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Picard

picard

Classification: Indo-European – Italic – Romance – Western Romance – Western – Galo-Iberian – Galo-Romance – Galo-Rhaetic – Oïl – Picard

Number of speakers: 200,000 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: Belgium and France

Varieties:

  • Amienais (France)
  • Artais (France)
  • Bolognais (France)
  • Calaisais (France)
  • Cambresis (France)
  • Hainaut (Belgium)
  • Lilais (France)
  • Ponthieu (France)
  • Santerre (France)
  • Vermandais (France)
  • Vimeu (France)

Example:

Tos lès-omes vinèt å monde lîbes èt égåls po çou qu’èst d’ leû dignité èt d’ leûs dreûts. Leû rezon èt leû consyince elzî fet on d’vwér di s’kidûre inte di zèle come dès frès.

Calaisais: Tous chés ètes humains is sont nés libes et égals en dignité et pi in drouots. Is sont doté de raison et d’ conschienche et pi is doétte agir les uns invèrs les eutes din un ésprit de fratérnité.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

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