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The language of Guernsey - Guernésiais

Guernésiais is the language of Guernsey. Pronounced 'JEHR-nehz-yay', it is also known as 'Guernsey French' or 'patois'. It is a form of Norman French, which evolved from the Vulgar Latin spoken in the region when it was part of the Roman Empire. Many different regional languages evolved in France before the modern 'standard' French was agreed. One of these languages was Norman, and was spoken in the islands a thousand years ago when we were ruled by the Dukes of Normandy.

The Gruffalo in Guernesiais

The Gruffalo is now available in Guernesiais. If you have a copy, you can now follow along with Yan Marquis. If not you can buy a copy at various outlets on the Island including;