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Have you ever wanted to visit the beautiful country of France? Im sure you have because I for one have always wanted to visit France. But would you change your mind if I told you that some of the people that live there were against the English language and that theyre even trying to ban some English words from the French language? Well I have recently been reading around the internet and articles about this conflict between the English language merging into the French language and how a group of trades unions and language lobbyists think that the French language is becoming more of a local dialect.
This group of trades unions and language lobbyists organized a press conference to try and demand the right to work in only French. I read on a website that a recent survey showed that 7% of French firms used English as their main language, and that multinational companies usually sent emails to their French employees in English. France has launched a new drive to try and stop English words from invading the French language. According to the French culture ministry chiefs, words like “email”, “blog”, and “fast-food” should all be taken away from the language. Other words that are trying to be taken away are words like “supermodel”, “take-away” food and “low-cost airline”.
The French language has been around for a very long time, ever since the Roman invasion in 51 BC. French became the official language under François 1er in 1539. It then became the scientific and literature language during the 17th century. I could see why some people wouldnt want the language to be ruined or messed with. But I just think that even if there were a few English words added into the French language, it wouldnt do any harm for the reason that so many people already know the language and will carry it on for generations and generations to come, so I dont think there should be any worry about it getting lost or dying out.
English is an important language because of business, trade, education, etc. English is spoken in many countries around the world, primarily in countries like Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, and of course the United States. Basically all countries or territories occupied by the English throughout history all speak the English language, or at least use it as a second language, used for trade purposes. French is spoken in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Canada, Haiti, Benin, and Switzerland.
The Académie Françoise is an organization which moderates the French language. The primary role of the Académie Française is to regulate the French language by determining the acceptable grammar and vocabulary, they also adapt to linguistic change by adding new words to their language and updating the definitions of the existing