French language facts

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French language facts
The French are feeling very protective about their language with laws banning the use of non-French words from official publications and websites. French equivalents for technological achievements are being introduced by official agencies… e-mail is ‘un courrier électronique’ or officially albeit unused ‘un mél’ and a keyboard is ‘un clavier’.

Like Italian and Spanish Latin derives from a vulgarized form of Latin. Till today the languages share many similarities.

French is the second most frequently taught language in the world – after English.
Some characteristics of French language
With its many silent letters French pronunciation can differ significantly from its spelling

Formal / informal address
Deference and politeness is expressed by the switch between formal ‘vous’ (2nd person plural) and informal ‘tú’ (2nd person singular).

Inflection, declination and grammatical gender are important features of French grammar

French features 5 diacritical (accent) marks: accent aigu ´ (acute accent), accent grave ` (grave accent), accent circonflexe ˆ (circonflex), accent tréma ¨(dieresis or umlaut) and cedille ¸ (cedilla, only with letter ‘c’)

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