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- proper n. a dialect of Old French spoken in medieval Normandy, and in England following the Norman Conquest
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[11.45] Amadas et Idoine, an anonymous Norman French poem of the twelfth century.
But to me it's a biological reality, as it would be for you if at the age of ten you had sat at your saintly father's bedside in a Mission house in the lush green highlands of South Kivu in the Eastern Congo, listening to him sobbing his heart out half in Norman French and half in Ulsterman's English, with the equatorial rain pounding like elephant feet on the green tin roof and the tears pouring down his fever-hollowed cheeks so fast you'd think the whole of Nature had come indoors to join the fun.