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France bids ‘Adieu’ to û and û and î!

Paris - Last week, after 25 years' deliberation, the Académie Française decreed that the French accent, the circumflex — the little "hat" in words like bête, fête and tempête — had had its day, at least in so far as providing headgear for certain vowels.

France: First ever Brit appointed as guardian of French language

Paris - The historic body charged with preserving the French language against the invasion of the linguistic hordes of Anglo-americanisms, this week made history itself as the Académie Française elected its first British born member.

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