How did the French and Spanish differ?

How did the French and Spanish differ?

French and Spanish have quite different pronunciation systems. Spanish is easier to spell, whereas French is easier to pronounce. In general, I’d describe them like this: Spanish is crisp and clear, but unforgiving, and French is blurry and difficult to parse, but easy to get right for the learner.

How is French different from Latin?

French is unique because it has differing vocabulary, grammar, and particularly pronunciation from the generally considered norm for those derived from Latin. The outside influence that French experienced and the separation it had from its brethren naturally made it diverge from Latin.

Is Latin and French the same?

The French language belongs to the Romance language family, which is a group of languages that all evolved from the language of the Romans, Latin. Each language in the Romance family has since evolved in different directions, and today they’re all quite different from Latin. 1 Where did modern French come from?

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Why is French easier than Spanish?

Another thing that makes French easier than Spanish is that French has fewer verb tenses/moods. That creates a lot of verb conjugations in the Spanish language. Then, there is the subjunctive conjugation. While the subjunctive mood is difficult in both languages, it is more difficult and much more common in Spanish.

Are French and Spanish mutually intelligible?

Originally Answered: Is French and Spanish mutually intelligible? Not at all. French and Spanish are two distinct languages, and while they have some similar words due their common Latinate ancestry (e.g. madre/mère, libro/livre) , a French-only speaker would not understand a Spanish only speaker and vice versa.

How did Vulgar Latin become French?

French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the Latin spoken in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders.

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