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It is far from too basic.
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“L’on y danse”: why the pronoun/article “ l’ ”article “l’ ”?

Sur le pont d'Avignon, l'on y danse tous en rond.

What is l' doing here? When is it generally used like this?

I'm assuming it's a pronoun, but y already refers to pont, so it's not quite like je l'ai vu—or — or is it? I've seen it a lot in novels too. Perhaps this question is too basic; but I've asked a Frenchman andthis question but he couldn't tell me out of hand.

“L’on y danse”: why the pronoun/article “ l’ ”?

Sur le pont d'Avignon, l'on y danse tous en rond.

What is l' doing here? When is it generally used like this?

I'm assuming it's a pronoun, but y already refers to pont, so it's not quite like je l'ai vu—or is it? I've seen it a lot in novels too. Perhaps this question is too basic; but I've asked a Frenchman and he couldn't tell me out of hand.

“L’on y danse”: why the article “l’ ”?

Sur le pont d'Avignon, l'on y danse tous en rond.

What is l' doing here? When is it generally used like this?

I'm assuming it's a pronoun, but y already refers to pont, so it's not quite like je l'ai vu — or is it? I've seen it a lot in novels too. I've asked a Frenchman this question but he couldn't tell me out of hand.

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