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Standard spelling in Cree

Posted on March 30, 2020

English spelling is notoriously inconsistent: one sound can be represented in several different ways. Think of the vowel sound in “bed,” “bread,” “friend” and “leisure,” for example. But spelling problems don’t exist in Cree at all! Learn why in this post by guest bloggers Arden Ogg and Dorothy Thunder.

Cryptocurrency vocabulary: Genesis of a terminology project

Posted on March 23, 2020

How do terminologists choose a subject for a terminology project? And once they find a subject, what are the next steps? Xavier Darras, a terminologist with the Office québécois de la langue française, explains it all in his post on the creation of a cryptocurrency glossary, Vocabulaire de la cryptomonnaie.

The French invasion of English

Posted on March 16, 2020

Did you know that French had an enormous impact on the English language? André Racicot explains how and why.

Even though I’m tiny, I’m mighty

Posted on March 9, 2020

The theme for the 2020 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) is our environment, in all its aspects, including nature, community and culture. In this interview, RVF spokesperson Anu Boucher tells us how growing up in an Inuit community and culture has influenced her.

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