Norman language

In the Channel Islands, the Norman language has developed separately, but not in isolation, to form:

Three different standardized spellings are used: continental Norman, Jèrriais, and Dgèrnésiais. These represent the different developments and particular literary histories of the varieties of Norman. Norman may therefore be described as a pluricentric language.

Norman French preserves a number of Old French words which have been lost in Modern French. Examples of Norman French words of Old French origin:

Examples of Norman French words with -ei instead of -oi in Standard French words

In some cases, Norse words adopted in Norman have been borrowed into French – and more recently some of the English words used in French can be traced back to Norman origins.