Glossary

Acadian French is a french dialect spoken by the acadian of the maritime provinces, certain regions of Québec and the state of Maine (USA). Like all dialects derived from the French Settlers in America, it has evolved from the language spoken by the settlers. Certain traits of the language have keep the old structure while other traits are more innovative.

Here are a few examples :

  • Galance : swing (set)
  • Faire zire : to digust
  • Berlicoco :
    • pine cone
    • winkle
  • Asteur : at this moment, now, from now on
  • Abriller : cover up
  • S’attoquer : to lean on
  • Mouiller : wet or rainning
  • Bouchure : fence

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