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Chavanac, between Auvergne and Limousin



Doctor Louis Queyrat was a dermatologist and syphilologist who is best remembered for the erythroplasia of Queyrat (a carcinoma in situ of the skin of the penis). During 25 years, 116Queyrat was head of the dermatology service of l’Hôpital Ricord, a venereal hospital in Paris, now Hôpital Cochin.Born in Chavanat, at the boundary of Auvergnat and Limousin dialects, he never stopped to speak his language with the many Creusois that were living in the Paris area. During a great part of his life, he prepared a complete study of his language, and decided to publish it in the 1920s.

His work has two parts, the first one, that was published in 1927, includes a grammar and a part about folklore. His work was well received by Joseph Nouailhac, one of the best specialists of the Limousine language and culture (see his in Lemouzi review).

We will also publish in DELO the second part of his work, a huge dictonary.

Click here to read or download Louis Queyrat’s Le patois de la région de Chavanat. Grammaire et folklore (#116 of the Documents pour l’étude de la langue occitane series) from the IEO Paris website.


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