Tag: french

What Can Skype Translator Do for You?

What Can Skype Translator Do for You?

[ 0 ] April 28, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan English is by and far the most common business and commerce language, so much so that it has come to be the lingua franca of the world, practically. Anyone who is anyone in international business has at least a basic level of English that is used to communicate with clients via email, […]

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Spelling Changes in French are Causing Controversy

Spelling Changes in French are Causing Controversy

[ 0 ] February 17, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Recently, the French language council announced that spelling changes to the language will be put into effect in time for the upcoming school year. The council, Académie Française, proposed changes to about 2,400 words, which range from removing accents and hyphens to taking out vowels in certain words. Some examples of changes […]

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CIRTEF: Uniting Radio and Television Across French-speaking Countries

CIRTEF: Uniting Radio and Television Across French-speaking Countries

[ 0 ] November 10, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan CIRTEF stands for Conseil International des Radios et Télévisions d’Expression Française, or International Council of French Radio and Television. It doesn’t sound all that revolutionary, but if you read a bit about it, you might get an idea as to the extent of influence it has on bringing together all the French […]

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Four Things That Make the Breton Language Interesting

Four Things That Make the Breton Language Interesting

[ 2 ] October 27, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Of all the languages spoken in France, Breton may be one of the most fascinating. Breton is a regional language spoken in the Brittany region of France. It doesn’t share very much with Romance languages, much less French, as it is actually an Insular Celtic language, meaning it originated in the British […]

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What Do All French Creoles Have in Common?

What Do All French Creoles Have in Common?

[ 0 ] October 23, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan First of all, a French creole language is any creole language that uses French as the basis for its vocabulary and, to some extent, grammar. Creole languages are born when pidgins, or forms of communication used between groups that don’t share a common language, become the native languages of children and thus […]

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What Are the Bourbonnais Creole Languages?

What Are the Bourbonnais Creole Languages?

[ 0 ] October 23, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Bourbonnais Creole is a group of French-based creole languages that are spoken on different islands in the Indian Ocean. They get their name from the former name of one of the islands, Bourbon Island, which is now called Réunion Island. Sometimes the group is also referred to as Mascarene Creole, after the […]

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Four Languages You Never Knew Were Spoken in France

Four Languages You Never Knew Were Spoken in France

[ 0 ] October 14, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan For most people, French is the language of France, and that’s the end of the discussion. However, just like Spain and many other western European countries, France was once a land made up of different tribes of people who spoke different languages. This still rings true today, as France has 27 different […]

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What Makes Quebec French Unique?

What Makes Quebec French Unique?

[ 0 ] August 26, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan   The French spoken in the province of Quebec in Canada has long been an interesting topic for those who study or speak French. It has also been a cause for dispute over which French is “better”, which is ridiculous since no language or dialect is better than another. Regardless of your […]

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