In France, as in many countries, there are several varieties of the same
language. These varieties of the same language are even to be remarked
across the world (French in Quebec, Africa, even in South America with
French Guinea, and so on). Of course, every language is able to have
different accents, as the social customs highly differ from one place, or
country, to another.
Here, we are going to see the difference between the standardized variety
of French and the variety spoken especially in the south of France. This
particular difference and the related glottophobia targeted at each other
seems inconvenient, irrelevant and utterly awful. We won’t forget that
any other French accent, and actually any accent in any language can
suffer from glottophobia, however we will target this work on one
This article will try to show the biggest differences (especially on
phonological and lexical plans) between both varieties. We have to bear in
mind that the variety spoken in the south of France is more a gathering of
many smaller varieties. However, we’ll try to draw the biggest differences.
Then, we’ll try to put things into perspective, in order to show that
language appreciations are absolutely not to be considered legitimately.
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