They both mean "language of yes", because oc was the word for "yes" in the south, and oïl meant "yes" in the north. Today, the word for yes in French is oui, pronounced like "we". In 1635, France established the French Academy in order to standardize the French language. To this day, the academy establishes the rules for Standard French.
French continued to gain ground in Cambodia until 1993, when the present government of Cambodia took power and Khmer became the sole language of government and primary language of education. Beginning in the late 1990s, the English language became more widely taught in Cambodia and French continued its decline as English was seen as a more useful international language.
French (French: français(e)) may refer to: Something of, from, or related to France. French language, which originated in France, and its various dialects and accents; French people, a nation and ethnic group identified with France; French cuisine, cooking traditions and practices; Arts and media. The French (band), a British rock band
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