[quote quote=4756]oh! That reminds me. I do, in fact, speak some French. I can swear in French Canadian… the sacres and I are good friends tho’ my accent remains deplorable. New England: If I grew up with you and you weren’t Irish Catholic chances are you were a Québécois.[/quote]
This is an interesting topic, I grew up in Montreal speaking both languages, now live in Nova Scotia where English, some very old french and gaelic ( yes) is spoken. Generally french speaking people in Canada speak a variant of 18th century french, depending on their isolation they have retained some very old form. Looking at 18th century writings would provide much insight as to the verbal form.