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#1196: Bilingualism: Bellegarde-Smith replies to Valdman

From: P D Bellegarde-Smith <pbs@csd.uwm.edu>

"Parler pointu" does not refer to French, but refers speaking French with
Parisian affectation, which does occur. The ordinary "parler" refers to
Haitian speech (in French). In Martinique and Guadeloupe, we have an
interesting difference. "Parler pointu" is simply "parler," while local
pronunciation and tone is "parler plat." It's about southern drawl, I
suppose, French style!