Re: Dialect Continuums

From: Richard Wordingham
Message: 16893
Date: 2002-11-26

--- In cybalist@..., "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...> wrote:
> But note that Dunquerque (Duinkerk, D√ľnkirchen)
> unlike most Northern French towns has its own name in English, a
sure
> sign it was once important.

Conquered from Spain by Cromwell, sold to France by Hyde (later Earl
of Clarendon, and grandfather of Queen Mary II and Queen Anne) and a
nest of privateers during the Napoleonic wars.

Richard.