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kota



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:38 am    Post subject: Dead Language Reply with quote

Why is French referred to as dead language?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you really think that french is a dead language..?
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kota



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been hearing that and I'm wondering why. I just googled to find out and indeed, I found out "dead" languages refer to languages that have gone down in frequency of use - in terms of population. French was mentioned aside from other languages like Greek and Latin.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is sometimes called like that when it comes to politics because French has lost much of its former influence.
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mad



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Umm..I've never heard of this. Confused
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Amikeco



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Brussels, and thus in the whole EU, it is more and more losing influence. Neutral
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mad



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh..over here (in Canada), being bilingual is somewhat of a pre-requisite for being Prime Minister.
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nonofurbznz



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya, in Canada you'll get a good-paying job if you know both French and English, so more people are trying to learn it
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angel



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I speaks english,italian,albanian and i want to learn french!What does it mean that i can have a god job in canada?!
In fact i am searching informations for studying there ?Do you have any idea how i can study there?
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zell



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

someone said french is exclusive to QUEBEC that english barely exists.is that true?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

French is NOT exclusive to Quebec... For example in Ontario in Ottawa specifically, all the road signs, government buildings' signs, brochures etc etc both French and English are used. There's probably a lot of French influence in the other provinces as well. But I'm not sure about the existence of english in Quebec.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nonofurbznz wrote:
French is NOT exclusive to Quebec... For example in Ontario in Ottawa specifically, all the road signs, government buildings' signs, brochures etc etc both French and English are used. There's probably a lot of French influence in the other provinces as well. But I'm not sure about the existence of english in Quebec.

I'm an anglo Quebecker and in Montreal, it's about split between French and English (although more people have French as their first language, but most can speak both). But there are places in Quebec (especially rural areas) where there is no English at all.

As for the rest of Canada, there are sizable Francophone communities in every province outisde of Quebec, especially in th Maritimes where Acadians live. In Ottawa, everything is bilingual...I think.
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