The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1148 Friday, 2 June 2000.
Date: Friday, 2 Jun 2000 15:32:33 +1000
Subject: 11.1135 Shakespeare's Use of Foreign Words
Comment: Re: SHK 11.1135 Shakespeare's Use of Foreign Words
I remember reading that John Florio, Southampton's tutor, wrote a couple
of 'teach-yourself-Italian' books, which S. quite probably saw. Will's
use of French, especially, to me, as a native French speaker, is very
interesting,: the scene in Henry V, for example, between Kate and her
lady in waiting is the first printed example I know of Franglais, in a
way that can be enjoyed by both French and English speakers but
especially those bilingual ones like me who regularly used Franglais at
home, to the bemusement of all who heard us!