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Lexicon of Sark Norman French, by Anthony J. Liddicoat. (Lincom Europa, 2001)

Sark Norman Fench, known as Sercquiais, is a variety of Norman French closely is related to Jèrriais. Norman French arrived in Sark in 1565 with Hélier de Carteret and his tenants from St Ouen. Since that time it has diverged significantly from Jèrriais but has also retained some forms now lost on Jersey. For those who love words and their origins, this little dictionary with introduction and pronunciation tips is fascinating to browse.

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