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The people of [[France]] also the language spoken in France.
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'''French''' is the [[language]] that developed in Northern [[France]] from [[Latin]]. The earliest extant French text is [[The Oath of Strasbourg]], from 842. The dialects of Old French are called collectively [[langue d'oil]]. [[Middle French]] developed around the end of the [[13th century]], and saw the end of the declension system.
  
Late in period French became a [[lingua franca]] for most of Europe.
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[[Latin]] was still used as the official court language of France until King [[Francis I]] passed the Ordinance of .
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Revision as of 13:06, 9 October 2004

French is the language that developed in Northern France from Latin. The earliest extant French text is The Oath of Strasbourg, from 842. The dialects of Old French are called collectively langue d'oil. Middle French developed around the end of the 13th century, and saw the end of the declension system.

Latin was still used as the official court language of France until King Francis I passed the Ordinance of Villers-