>tfw French in Louisiana is at risk of dying out
>it's no longer taught in schools
WHY ARE AMERICANS SO HELL BENT ON DESTROYING ITS OWN HISTORY/CULTURE FOR FUCKS SAKE FUCKING REE
>it's no longer taught in schools
Other than being blatantly wrong, your statement is inflammatory at best.
ok Piere DeLousiana, calm down
There are plenty of movements to support Louisiana French but I don't see why they want to preserve their own dialect seeing as it's very different then standard french.
I agree that it's an important part of their history and culture but at this point it's useless having a state or even city with a native population with a language other than English, that would just create a sentiment like that in Quebec today.
Seeing as the second most spoken language at home in New Orleans is Spanish, they should be pushing teaching spanish in public schools as well.
>"""As of 2010, 90.31% of New Orleans residents age 5 and older spoke English at home as a primary language, while 4.84% spoke Spanish, 1.87% Vietnamese, and 1.05% spoke French. In total, 9.69% of New Orleans's population age 5 and older spoke a mother language other than English."""
Question for any FIL DE FRANCE
1) Can you understand most of this
2) Do you consider this """french"""
3) Is it worth saving (why or why not)
4) Would you ever speak to anybody who spoke like this meaning would you immediately know that this was a French Louisianan or would you assume it was just an American stumbling his way through french.
2)No, they speak like a one-year-old child or a person with severe mental retardation (and have a funny accent to boot)
3) I don't really care
4)I would assume it's an American trying to speak French
Can you give me a text and I try to read it in first a proper French sounding accent (to the best of my abilities) and then in an accent closest to what i heard on the interview?
I'll vocaroo of course
1. Yes it's very easy to understand. Some words sound strange grammatically but nothing crazy.
The accent is a bit strange but it is the same for people from Canada, we're just not used to it.
2. Yeah I think. It's not that different from variations you find in Québec or Islands like Mauritius / Réunion.
Accent sounds like a peasant a bit but hey, he's catching goats for a living so it fits.
3. Why not ? If he speaks a good english it's more an asset than anything else for him, he can interact with french people without any troubles.
4. Because of how the grammar is, I would assume it's someone trying to speak french OR someone from a secluded part of Canada. But again it's very easy to understand imo, more than french talked with a very heavy american accent.
>the r rolling sounds really peasant like
>Accent sounds like a peasant a bit but hey, he's catching goats for a living so it fits.
>unironically hating it more than real french speakers
>unironically not being as lenient of french as other real native speakers are
1)Yes all of it
2)Yes it sounds close to québecois, i'd say it's "french colons fench"
3) Obviously, world culture must be saved
4)It doesnt sound like an american seaking french and i couldnt recognise where this accent could come from.
2. Yeah I guess
3. Yes, for comedic value
4. Worse than a Quebecois. I'd imagine a Quécois listen to it and be like "haha what a silly peasant language lol" which is exactly what we think of them in the first place
If they mandated it I really doubt most would actually remember it, at most they would probably understand:
"Je m'appelle anon, je suis un gros fagot."
and thats it
Sorry French-speakers if this is awful, I have poor French, but thats the point
Well you usually use things like "enculé" (literally fucked in the ass), son of a bitch, bastard, insult mothers... Not many race based insults like "nigga" and you call people faggots in their backs, like "Pierre est un gros PD" but you wont meet Pierre face to face to call him a faggot
>tfw until my grandmother moved out my family lived in a French speaking village in New Hampshire for generations
At least I know that our relatives who stayed up there remained poor and stupid while my grandmother got the Irish dick that would make my family successful
>"Why are Americans so hell bent on destroying it's own history and culture"
You cannot destroy what you never had.
it's not dying out it's been dead for nearly a century. nobody speaks that retarded fag surrender speech anymore aside from high school sluts that want to be contrarian and not learn spanish cause muh paris is so romantic. They're too stupid to know that france dead and just another muslim shithole
1) Sure. It sounds a bit rough and rural, the grammar is a bit fucked up and some words are neologism like "graduaté" but it's almost perfectly understandable.
2) Of course.
3) Of course. It's the cultural heritage of the region, it should be preserved at all cost. At least teach French at school at an early age, and do some Cajun and Créole cultural events in schools in the entire state, and work particularly hard to preserve Cajun culture and language in counties with a large Cajun population.
4) It doesn't sound like an American trying to speak French. I wouldn't be able to be sure of where is accent is from and would probably assume he's from some rural part of Québec. But now I know what Cajun French sounds like, so if someone that spoke like this came to talk to me, I would recognise it as a Cajun French accent.
Cajuns are bro tier, but their French sounds nothing like real French so the French don't care about it.
Colonial French is even more in danger: it's been in Louisiana longer than Cajun yet it's almost entirely gone, and only exists as a merged version of some Cajun dialcets.
Read here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_French
Also I live in New Orleans so AMA
Why can't Frenchies accept that their language sounds gay? I admit that a disproportionate amount of Americans are stupid (including me because I probably misspelled "disproportionate" and "misspelled"), Brazilians begrudgingly admit that they aren't white, why do the French think they're so special and they're the only perfect nationality?
>why do the French think they're so special and they're the only perfect nationality?
that's just pure fantasy, no french person ever thought that, it's just what other people think about us.
Well you all seem to deny the most obvious flaw of the French nationality: the language
You clearly have heard very little of the French language. Either that or you're a French proxy.
>t.person with Cajun relatives
I also watch the Qmjhl and Montréal French broadcast pretty often. French is a pleasant sounding language.
Stop calling people who don't agree with your opinion a proxy. That's some tumbler type shit
I think it's funny to see and hear other french speaking people outside of europe
I hear mainland France all the time hear from people who went to immersion school. They have teachers from France so the accent is just like hearing a real frog talking. I had to hear it every day at school from my friends, and French is undeniably gay sounding. Also
>Bienvenue au welcome to New Hampshire
>Welcome to welcome to New Hampshire
>Bienvenue au/welcome to, numbnuts
I know that's what it means to say, but the formatting is autistic.
I'm saying that French is clearly a gay language to anyone who has had a significant amount of experience with other languages. Therefore, I'm concluding that you have not.
I share this opinion with many other people around the world. It's pretty much reached a consensus.
>French in irrelevant
>Oh, and it is gay !
Everything went wrong :'^)
We are literally the most cultured state in this country. We were run by 3 different countries, we are made up of many different ethnicities, our people have spoken many different languages (and still do), our architechture is the best in the country, etc. Need I go on?
No, please, tell me about all the corn you state harvested and all the unarmed savages that you grandpappy killed in order for you to build you shitty commieblock house in your shitty flyover state.
Meh, before the US joined world war 1 there were a lot of cities in the Midwest that spoke more German than English, if we have to assimilate then so do you... and the goddamned beaners too.
No but your mom did, cried even harder when I left her after we found out about you
West Florida is a meme, and I'm counting France as one country despite the changes in government making it technically two different ones. And the Confederacy wasn't a country because it lost its war of independence.
It is, though. It's not just America.
Ha! I thought only us said that. It's easy to understand though, just the few short words that change like de où (from where) to ayou. We should do more to bring back French language in Louisianne.
Wow, allez chier mes osties de blokes sale...je vous déteste chaque jour un peu plus et ne parlerais et n'écrirer plus jamais votre langue...
I grew up speaking Cajun in Lafayette Louisiana. AMA
C'est actuellement bien écris, sickening!
We can be reckless in assuming "natural" assimilation. I only recently found out about the intense targeted pressure my German ancestors received to abandon their German identities the moment they stepped off the boat. No one after the first generation even learned German, according the census records.
When i was a kid i watched Caillou, which was Quebecois, and Asterix, which was French
ouaiii....évidemment je peux taper en français
Perfect by Cajun standards, by French standards probably shit