Languages

Picard

Fact corner

  • Language: Picard
  • Alternate names: Chtimi, Rouchi
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:pcd
  • Language family: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French
  • Number of speakers: ?
  • Script: -

Introduction

Source: Wikipedia
Linguistic map of Wallonia

Picard is a language closely related to French.

Modern written Picard is generally a transcription of the spoken language. Current written Picard is based on the Walloon spelling system.

The verb

  • 4 moods: indicative, subjunctive/conjuctive, conditional, imperative
  • 4 simple tenses: present, preterite, imperfect, future

Sample verb: canter

Infinitivecanter
Present participlecantant
Past participlecantè
INDICATIVE SUBJUNCTIVE CONDITIONAL IMPERATIVE
Present Imperfect Future Preterite
Sg.1 cante cantô cantrai canti cante cantrô -
Sg.2 cantôs cantras cantis cantes cantrôs cante
Sg.3 cantôt cantra cantit cante cantrôt -
Pl.1 cantons cantônme / cantyinme cantrons cantinme / cantite cantonche cantrônme / cantryinme cantons
Pl.2 cantez cantôte / cantéte cantrez cantite cantéche cantrôte / cantréte cantez
Pl.3 cantte cantôtte / cantônte cantront cantitte / cantirte cantte cantrôtte / cantrônte -

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