Norman (Normandy: Nourmaund, Guernésiais: Normand, Jèrriais: Nouormand) is a Romance language and one of the Oïl languages. Norman can be classified as one of the northern Oïl languages along with Picard and Walloon. The name Norman-French is sometimes used to describe not only the Norman language, but also the administrative languages of Anglo-Norman and Law French used in England. For the most part, the written forms of modern French and Norman are intercomprehensible.
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... Further information Old Norman When Norse invaders arrived in the then-province of Neustria and settled the land that became known as Normandy, they gradually adopted the Gallo-Romance speech of the ... However, in both cases, the élites contributed elements of their own language to the newly enriched languages that developed in the territories ... In Normandy, the new Norman language inherited vocabulary from Norse ...
... and adopted the Gallo-Romance speech of the existing populations — much as Norman rulers later adopted in England the speech of the conquered people ... In Normandy, the new Norman language formed by the interaction of peoples, inherited vocabulary from Norse ... In England the Norman language developed into the Anglo-Norman language ...
... Norman settlers introduced the Norman or Anglo-Norman language during the Norman invasion of Ireland of 1169 ...
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