[ANSTHRLD] Latin, Old French, and Law-French, oh my!

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Fri May 16 21:21:21 PDT 2003

On Fri, 16 May 2003, Diane Rudin <serena1570 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Heck, no.  It doesn't even look medieval.  It looks like French, Latin
> and English went to a bar together, got drunk, and did things best not
> described in public. It certainly doesn't look like any medieval legal
> document I've read.

The first line said it was "summer 1631", so gray area in our terms.
It's a court report.  I don't see anything notably Latin in it: I
recognize most of the words as either English or French (or something
really close: "pur" is "pour", I think).  Except I don't recognize
"per prisoner" and "Et pur ceo".  I think that when they called it
"law French", they meant it.

Daniel de Lincolia
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