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French ( or ) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the Latin spoken in Gaul, and more specifically in ...
France (), officially the French Republic ( ), is a country primarily located in Western Europe. It also comprises of overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Its metropolitan area ...
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Monaco (; ), officially the Principality of Monaco (french: Principauté de Monaco; Ligurian: ; oc, Principat de Mónegue), is a sovereign city-state and microstate on the French Riviera a few kilometres west of the Italian region of Liguria ...
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registers. It has, for a long time, been associated with
Standard French (in French: ''le français standard'', ''le français normé'', ''le français neutre'' eutral Frenchor ''le français international'' nternational French is an unofficial term for a standard variety of the French language. It ...
. It is now seen as a variety of French alongside
Acadian French (french: français acadien, acadjonne) is a variety of French spoken by Acadians, mostly in the region of Acadia, Canada. Acadian French has 7 regional accents, including chiac and brayon.
Since there was relatively l ...
, Belgian French
Quebec French (french: français québécois ), also known as Québécois French, is the predominant variety of the French language spoken in Canada. It is the dominant language of the province of Quebec, used in everyday communication, in educa ...
Swiss French (french: français de Suisse or ') is the variety of French spoken in the French-speaking area of Switzerland known as Romandy. French is one of the four official languages of Switzerland, the others being German, Italian, and ...
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Overseas France (french: France d'outre-mer) consists of 13 French-administered territories outside Europe, mostly the remains of the French colonial empire that chose to remain a part of the French state under various statuses after decolon ...
Corsica ( , Upper , Southern ; it, Corsica; ; french: Corse ; lij, Còrsega; sc, Còssiga) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the 18 regions of France. It is the fourth-largest island in the Mediterranean and lies southeast of ...
, it is more often called Metropolitan French
or Hexagonal French.
In Paris, nasal vowels are no longer pronounced as in traditional Parisian French: → , → , → and → . Many distinctions are lost: and , and , and , and and and . Otherwise, some speakers still distinguish and in stressed syllables, but they pronounce the letter "â" as : pâte .
In the south of France, nasal vowels have not changed and are still pronounced as in traditional Parisian French: ''enfant'' , ''pain'' , ''bon'' and ''brun'' . Many distinctions are lost. At the end of words, most speakers still distinguish and : both ''livré'' and ''livret'' are pronounced . In closed syllables, they no longer distinguish and or and : both ''notre'' and ''nôtre'' are pronounced , and both ''jeune'' and ''jeûne'' are pronounced . The distinctions of and and of and are lost. Older speakers pronounce all ''e''s: ''chaque'' and ''vêtement'' .
In the north, both and are pronounced as at the end, with ''là'' is pronounced and ''mât'' .
Phonemic long vowels are still maintained: ''pâte'' and ''fête'' .
Before , changes to : ''guitare'' is pronounced and ''voir'' .
Languages of France
Of the languages of France, French is the sole official language according to the second article of the French Constitution. French, a Gallo-Romance language, is spoken by nearly the entire population of France.
In addition to French, several ...
Languages of France