Jules Feller

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Jules Feller
Jules Feller, 1912
Jules Feller, 1912
Born (1859-11-04)November 4, 1859
Roubaix
Died April 29, 1940(1940-04-29)
Verviers
Language French / Walloon
Nationality Belgian
Genre Linguistics
Notable works Essai d'orthographe wallonne, 1900
Notes de philologie wallonne, 1912

Jules Feller (born 4 November 1859 Roubaix - died 29 April 1940 Verviers) was a Belgian academician and Walloon militant.

Biography[edit]

Jules Feller created the 'Feller system' ('fr:Système Feller') of spelling for the Walloon language. This is also used for writing the Picard language since a consensus arose between universities in favour of the written form known as 'Feller-Carton' (based on the Walloon spelling system – which was developed by Feller and adapted for Picard by Prof. Fernand Carton).

He represented Verviers in the Walloon Assembly from 1919 until his death. He was a member of the Royal Academy of French Language and Literature (fr:Académie royale de langue et de littérature françaises de Belgique) in Belgium.