Date: Tue, 14 Mar 1995 16:53:37 -0600
From: Shana Walton swalton[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WHALE.ST.USM.EDU
Subject: Re: Cajun Query
I'm not sure about mass being said in French. It wasn't where I lived in
Terrebonne Parish and folks didn't talk about that as one of the changes
(the big change was from Latin). But if anybody knows, Barry Ancelet does.
He's at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (dept. of foreign languages),
Lafayette, Louisiana. Also at the same university is Marcia Gaudet, who
I'm sure could answer the same question. I don't know their email
addresses offhand, but I'll try and get to forward them to you or you
might try fingering them. Another contact person is Ray Brassieur. Sorry I
don't have the addresses at hand.
I imagine that somewhere in Cajun territory mass is said in French. Is it
said in something like standard French or in Cajun French? Are leaflet
missalettes printed in standard French and then read aloud in Cajun French
or are the missalettes actually printed in spelling to reflect Cajun
pronunciation? How can I get my hands on one of these missalettes?
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]gc3.gac.peachnet.edu
Mississippi Oral History Program
University of Southern Mississippi
swalton[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]whale.st.usm.edu