Trilingualism in the Low Countries. Latin for the clergy and the academics, French for the upper classes and the Huguenots, and Dutch for everyone else
(J.P. Guépin) The Low Countries - 2003, № 11, pp. 224-229
A piece about the interaction of the three languages which an educated Dutchman in the period 1400-1800 was expected to read and write: Latin, French and Dutch. These three languages were taught in schools: in Primary schools, in French schools and in Latin schools. In order to assess the importance of the literature (in a broad sense – everything that is printed) in these languages, the author mention some famous writers who worked in the area that is now the Netherlands and Belgium.
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