Les Ameriques is 4th part of French popular animated series Il était une fois.... This series is about the history of America itself, since the first Americans over Aztecs or the War of Independence towards the 20th century.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Il était une fois... les Amériques - Louisiana French - Netflix
Louisiana French (French: français de la Louisiane, Louisiana Creole: françé la lwizyàn), also known as Cajun French (French: français cadien/français cadjin) is a variety of the French language spoken traditionally in colonial Lower Louisiana but as of today it is primarily used in the U.S. state of Louisiana, specifically in the southern parishes, though substantial minorities exist in southeast Texas as well. It comprises several distinct varieties, each incorporating some words of African, Spanish, Native American and English origin, sometimes giving it linguistic features found only in Louisiana, but it remains mutually intelligible with other forms of the French language. Figures from the United States Census record that roughly 3.5% of Louisianans over the age of 5 report speaking French or a French-based creole at home. The language is spoken across ethnic and racial lines by people who identify as Cajun, as Louisiana Creole as well as Chitimacha, Houma, Biloxi, Tunica, Choctaw, Acadian, and French among others. For these reasons, the label Louisiana French or Louisiana Regional French is generally regarded as more accurate and inclusive than “Cajun French” and is the preferred term of linguists and anthropologists. However, “Cajun French” is commonly used in lay discourse by speakers of the language and other inhabitants of Louisiana. Parishes in which these dialects are still found include but are not limited to Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Pointe Coupée, Vermillion, and other parishes of Southern Louisiana. Louisiana French should further not be confused with Louisiana Creole, a distinct French-based creole language indigenous to Louisiana and spoken across racial lines. In Louisiana, language labels are often conflated with ethnic labels. For example, a speaker who identifies as Cajun may call their language “Cajun French”, though linguists would identify it as Louisiana Creole.
Il était une fois... les Amériques - Community - Netflix
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