Saint-Léginaud dialect

Le P’tit Prince — in Saint-Léginaud dialect.

The Croissant language or dialects of French is a unique and somewhat lesser-known linguistic phenomenon in France. It refers to a transitional area of dialects spoken in a crescent-shaped region between the traditional linguistic zones of the Langue d’Oc and the Langue d’Oïl. The specific dialects within the Croissant area can be quite varied. Some of the notable ones include:
Marchois (spoken in the Marche region, showing a blend of Oïl and Oc characteristics), and Averno-Bourbonnais (have more Occitan influence but also share features with Oïl dialects).

Saint-Léginaud, or the language of Saint-Léger-Magnazeix (Haute-Vienne), is a variety from the western part of the Crescent (Marchois linguistic area). More precisely, Saint-Léginaud is a representative variety of Bas-Marchois, a variant of Marchois spoken in northern Haute-Vienne (on the right bank of the Gartempe) and in several neighboring communes in the Creuse (La Souterraine region).