After reading that thread I decide to point out few things about a topic some people discussed here...The french spoken in Québec and in France. Got to add Ilhame was absolutly right...you go girl!
First of all the language is the same...absolutly the same it's like english from the States and the one from England....of course there is different idioms, accents and so on...but come on don't say the people from Québec speak the old french *rolleyes* C'mon give me a break it's like saying the French in Paris speak fran-glish because they are using a lot of anglicism ......this is stupid!
It is the same language: same grammar, same orthograph, same words....If people from Québec are using a old french so how come there is so much foreigner students in all the University in Québec.....They are coming to study in Montréal...to learn from teatchers speaking the old french with students they don't understand because they are using a old language?????? C'mon
A friend of mine had a class for her master programm...half of the students in that class were from France..(they were studing at LA SORBONNE, but were in Montréal for 2 semesters). Guess what the teatcher, who was also from France, did not accept half of the papers from that class saying there french writting was not enough good for a master class........guess who was those students: all the Frenchs....I don't want to say here that all the French don't know how to write there language...(Relax French people on the board
It is just a exemple to point out that if the french-canadian doesn't speak the same language like some of you said or speak the old french how come there papers were not given back to them because of the poor quality of it?
Again will you say that New Yorkers doesn't speak english anymore because they sound different than the English ? Of course there accents are different and they used different idioms....but can someone say New Yorkers doesn't speak english, or they speak a new or a old english..it's still the same language....I spent a summer in Queens (New York) and trust me some of my friends from England had a difficult time understanding the New Yorkers at first......but it was the same language LOL
This is a very wrong idea to think because some country adjust the language, using new words, new idioms, with different accents that it is no longer the same language....it's like saying Catalan is not a language but a dialect...Sometimes when people doesn't know about something or when something is different from what they are used to they tend to have wrong idea about it and what disturb me is they will say it in a forum like this one thinking they are right!