My (Viennese) father informs me that French words entered Viennese
much earlier--during the court of Marie Theresa.
"One interesting point is that many of the names are clearly based on French
usage - a custom no doubt introduced when the French invaded and
Such usages are still very common in Austria.
Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
Prof Phillip J. Lederer
Area Coordinator for Operations Management
Simon School of Business Administration
University of Rochester
Rochester NY 14627
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