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Occitan.

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By my telly is a wooden sculpture, ‘L’Occitan’, by the uncle of my former partner.

Occitan,  Lenga d’òc, is an important group of languages spoken in the southern parts of France.

All languages are beautiful.

But Occitan has more claims than most to be a major source of European poetry and literature.

Occitan poets, the troubadours,  laid the basis of French, Italian, English and many other cultures’  romance.

One of the greatest of all French socialists, Jean Jaurès  was an Occitan speaker.

The Partit Occitan (PÒc)  is a left-wing party which supports a social Europe.

They are some of the best people you could ever meet.

 

Written by Andrew Coates

October 31, 2013 at 12:52 pm

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  1. A connection with both Napoleon and Waterford Ireland . He was a close associate of Mistral and a poet. Buried in Canneshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bonaparte-Wyse

    Jim Monaghan

    October 31, 2013 at 3:44 pm

  2. Poc is also a meber of the Front du Gauche down here in Occitania

    Pete Shield

    November 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

  3. member even

    Pete Shield

    November 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

  4. They always take the right side Pete!

    Andrew Coates

    November 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm


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