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'''French''' is a [[romance language]], which originated in [[France]].  A speaker of French is a [[francophone]].
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'''French''' (/frenʧ/) is a [[romance language]], which originated in [[France]].  A speaker of French is a [[francophone]].
  
There are a large number of French [[loanword]]s in English, and an additional large number of [[Latin]]-derived words which have [[cognate]]s.  French is also adopting many English loanwords, much  to the chagrin of the [[Académie française]].  There are however a large number of [[false friends]] between English and French.
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There are a large number of French [[loanword]]s in English, and an additional large number of [[Latin]]-derived words which have [[cognate]]s.  French is also adopting many English loanwords, much  to the chagrin of the [[Académie française]].  There are however a large number of [[false friends]] between English and French, and also [[pseudo-gallicism]]s in English.
  
 
[[Contrastive analysis]] also highlights differences in tense use.
 
[[Contrastive analysis]] also highlights differences in tense use.
  
French L1 speakers often have difficulties with the consonant sounds /[[θ]]/ /[[ð]]/ and [[h]], which do not exist in French, and are typically substituted with /[[s]]/ /[[z]]/ and [[h-dropping]].  French vowel sounds are also somewhat different, and lacking [[diphthongs]], students often have problems with these.
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French L1 speakers often have difficulties with the consonant sounds /[[θ]]/ /[[ð]]/ and [[h]], which do not exist in French, and are typically substituted with /[[s]]/ /[[z]]/ and [[h-dropping]].  /r/ is also often a problem and may be substituted with /w/.  French vowel sounds are also somewhat different, and lacking [[diphthongs]], students often have problems with these.
  
 
French is the national language of [[France]].  There are also French-speaking regions in [[Belgium]], [[Canada]] (particularly [[Quebec]]) and [[Switzerland]].
 
French is the national language of [[France]].  There are also French-speaking regions in [[Belgium]], [[Canada]] (particularly [[Quebec]]) and [[Switzerland]].

Latest revision as of 03:08, 4 December 2019

French (/frenʧ/) is a romance language, which originated in France. A speaker of French is a francophone.

There are a large number of French loanwords in English, and an additional large number of Latin-derived words which have cognates. French is also adopting many English loanwords, much to the chagrin of the Académie française. There are however a large number of false friends between English and French, and also pseudo-gallicisms in English.

Contrastive analysis also highlights differences in tense use.

French L1 speakers often have difficulties with the consonant sounds /θ/ /ð/ and h, which do not exist in French, and are typically substituted with /s/ /z/ and h-dropping. /r/ is also often a problem and may be substituted with /w/. French vowel sounds are also somewhat different, and lacking diphthongs, students often have problems with these.

French is the national language of France. There are also French-speaking regions in Belgium, Canada (particularly Quebec) and Switzerland.