What was Huck Finn's friend Jim's opinion of French?
#67539. Asked by Babba06. (Jun 27 06 9:51 PM)
This pretty well covers it:|
[JIM] ‘Why, Huck, doan’ de French people talk de same way we does?’
[HUCK] ‘NO… S’pose a man was to come to you and say Polly-voo-franzy - what would you think?’
[JIM] ‘I wouldn’ think nuff’n; I’d take en bust him over de head… I wouldn’t ‘low no nigger to call me dat.’
[HUCK] ‘Shucks, it ain’t calling you anything. It’s only saying, do you know how to talk French? … [W]hy ain’t it natural and right for a FRENCHMAN to talk different from us? You answer me that.’ …
[JIM] ‘Is a Frenchman a man? … WELL, den! Dad blame it, why doan’ he TALK like a man?’
Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn, Ch. 14
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