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French is a strong language but less strong than English: demonstrative

French is a strong language but less strong than English: demonstrative

With 270 million speakers and a doubling by 2050, French is not in danger, but English is everywhere, warns Michel Feldin-Palace, editor-in-chief of L’Express weekly.

He is an ardent defender of the French language and regional languages, who will hold a conference this evening in Marenne as part of the 13th edition of the Francophone cultural festival Franco Fiesta. Michael Feldin-Ballas, editor-in-chief of the weekly L’Express, uses the verb every week to show the richness of all languages, including regional languages. This Friday at 7:45 a.m. a guest from France Bleu La Rochelle assured us of the health of the French language. ***”French is a strong language, but less strong than English”*** And it is not in danger because it is used by 270 million speakers and is predicted to double by 2050.

Beware of less “old fashioned” English languages

Michael Feldin-Ballas recalls his youth when going to a “surprise feast” of today’s obsolete words was “badr”. According to him, the journalist believes that it is a bad idea to use an English word instead of a French word for fear of sounding old-fashioned. He points to the elites of the country who often use English words. He specifically mentions the health “pass” written in English style during the Covid era. We also often talk about a sports coach rather than a trainer, he adds. “This is a danger that does not threaten the existence of the French language in the short term, but it is one that weakens the French language.“and add” Replacing a well-established French word with an English word that adds nothing is a sign to a certain number of our compatriots that French will be primitive, French in principle not up to modernity.“.
As part of the 13th edition of Franco Fiesta, Michael Feldin-Balas will be in Marenz this Friday at 6pm, entitled “Let’s have fun with the French language”.

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