French is an previous language which has seen a substantial amount of evolution via the centuries very like the English language. As we speak, there are literally two most important classifications of the French language which is previous French (ancien français) and fashionable French (français fashionable). One of many oldest official paperwork within the French language goes again to 842.
Trendy French will be hint again to the 17th century, however this isn’t to say that folks in France communicate French the identical means it was spoken some 400 years in the past. Languages change over time.
The well-known Académie Française which was created by Richelieu for the primary objective of defending the French language in opposition to international influences and degradation of the language itself, is working exhausting to protect a great spoken French. The official physique of 40 members was and nonetheless is in command of the evolution of French language, particularly as we speak, defending in opposition to English phrases which have been making an attempt to invade the language prior to now fifty years. For instance, an expression akin to “week finish” has change into the on a regular basis expression used when referring to Saturday and Sunday.
New phrases akin to e mail and software program have their equal within the French language and persons are inspired to make use of them reasonably than their English counterparts.
The Académie Française can also be defending the language in opposition to argot phrases or widespread avenue phrase making an attempt to change into official phrases that can present up in dictionaries. Nevertheless, this has been the case prior to now the place phrases that may have been thought-about incorrect or not correct at the moment are not solely acceptable now, however present in French dictionaries.
Languages are alive and altering identical to individuals talking them. Nevertheless, it’s the responsibility of establishments such because the Académie Française to ensure the language is protected in opposition to an evolution that may be dangerous for the preservation of it.