Jules Feller (4 November 1859 – 29 April 1940) was a Belgian academician and Walloon militant.

Jules Feller
Jules Feller, 1912
Jules Feller, 1912
Born(1859-11-04)November 4, 1859
Roubaix
Died(1940-04-29)April 29, 1940
Verviers
LanguageFrench and Walloon
NationalityBelgian
GenreLinguistics
Notable worksEssai d'orthographe wallonne, 1900
Notes de philologie wallonne, 1912

BiographyEdit

Jules Feller created the Feller system [wa] 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 [fr] from 1919 until his death. He was a member of the Royal Academy of French Language and Literature in Belgium.