Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Maréchal Hubert Lyautey

Monument to Maréchal Hubert Lyautey by François Cogné, place Denys-Cochin, Paris
Monument to maréchal Hubert Lyautey by François Cogné, 1985
Place Denys-Cochin, 7e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“Lyautey has been suggested as the author of the aphorism that ‘a language is a dialect which owns an army, a navy and an air force’ (Une langue, c'est un dialecte qui possède une armée, une marine et une aviation), but there is no good evidence for this.”
(Hubert Lyautey, Wikipedia)

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