Oil languages conservatism

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Lothar von Trotha
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Oil languages conservatism

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Are certain langues d'oil more conservative in terms of morphology/phonology than others? Modern French has lost more or less all conjugations and has lost even the plural markings. Are there any Oil languages that keep more of them/ Arpitan I believe has well preserved conjugations and Occitan/Catalan obviously has them as well.
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eldin raigmore
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Re: Oïl languages conservatism

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I had trouble understanding “oil languages” when all I’d read was the title.
You meant langues d'oïl.
It helps if you can put two dots over the i instead of just one.

Ah well; your post is clear once one actually reads the post; it’s only the title which might mislead.
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