Alms is also in the singular number; being a contraction of the old Norman French, almesse, the plural of which was almesses.
The whole dynasty to which he belonged were Norman French in all their relations.
Large numbers of the Norman French came with him, and French became the language of the court and of the nobility.
There he learned to speak Norman French and to love Norman ways.
They would not bother to learn the Norman French, which was still the language he heard in his dreams.
The Norman French was largely composed of words of Latin origin.
The documents of that period were always written in Latin or Norman French.
Within a century of the decay of Norman French in England, a knowledge of modern languages began to assume value.
Amadas et Idoine, an anonymous Norman French poem of the twelfth century.
The man spoke in the patois of the island, a kind of old Norman French which the young man understood very well.