Asked • 06/19/19

“L’on y danse”: why the article “l’ ”?

> Sur le pont d'Avignon, l'on y danse tous en rond.What is *l'* doing here? When is it generally used like this?I'm assuming it's a pronoun, but *y* already refers to *pont*, so it's not quite like *je l'ai vu* — or is it? I've seen it a lot in novels too. I've asked a Frenchman this question but he couldn't tell me out of hand.

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