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According to this Histoire the spelling followed the pronunciation until about the XIII century. So (I don't but) do you know how "faire" was spelled in the X through XII centuries? That might give a clue about pronunciation. In Québécois (which is pronounced like Kay-Bek-Way or Kay-Bay-Kway, and whose pronunciation I assume is closer to an older French ...


At the time, "to speak French" was translated as "parler le François" that became "parler le Français". It seems that what was written (and pronounced) "oi" became "ai", as according to this book on Middle Ages dialects: "je fois" stand for "je fais". The other variations are quite similar to contemporary French though. From what I understand the ...

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