Today it’s the UN’s French Language Day or Journée de la langue française, so let’s celebrate this beautiful language by 10 interesting facts! Continue reading 10 facts about the French language
The French are well known for their dislike of imported English words and the dreaded Franglais. They even have an official authority to monitor and regulate their language, L’Académie française, which was set up, believe it or not, in 1635 and then restablished in 1803 by Napolean. But, just as we are sending out words to the Americans, and they are sending theirs here, we’re all doing it to poor old France and this time they seem to be letting us.