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The language of climate change

Posted on April 20, 2020

To help us talk about climate change in French, the Office de la langue française (OQLF) developed a glossary on the subject. OQLF terminologist Francis Pedneault tells us about it in his blog.

The language of music

Posted on April 14, 2020

What influences our musical choices and makes us prefer a song written in one language rather than another? Pascale Bourque reflects on these very questions and proposes a few answers.

3 stylistic differences between English and French

Posted on April 6, 2020

It’s not easy to tell if a translation is good or not when you don’t know much about translation! In her blog post, Ève Lyne Marchand explains three fundamental differences between English and French that will help you gain some understanding.

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.

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