Anglo-Norman is the language that developed in what is now the United Kingdom after the Norman conquest of England invaded. While it remained extremely similar to continental Old French, over the centuries, certain spelling differences arose.
Over the centuries, some single vowels becames dipthongs. Franceis became fraunceis (“French”), cunter (more rarely conter) became counter (“to recount, to retell”). Many of these words influenced English more than continental Old French. For example leisure is more similar to Anglo-Norman leisir and Old French loisir
|Latin (if from Latin)||Anglo-Norman||continental Old French||Modern French||English||Comments|
|ratiō||raisun||raison||raison||reason||Later spelled raisoun with -u- -ou- substitution|
|computō||cunter||conter||raison||reason||Later spelled counter|
|cantāre||chanter, canter||chanter, canter||chanter||to sing||Later spelled chaunter|
|amābam||ameis||amois||aimais||loved||-ei- substitution also applies to conjugated forms, in this case the first-person singular imperfect|