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Que Sera Sera

20 Mar

Today marks the Journée internationale de la Francophonie (International Day of the French-speaking). It is celebrated in the International Organization of La Francophonie’s 77 member states every March 20. There are over 274 million French speakers on Earth. The date celebrates the signing of the Niamey Convention in Niger on the 20th of March 1970. The convention established the Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique, the precursor to the International Organization of La Francophonie.

francophonie March20, 2015

“La francophonie, c’est un vaste pays, sans frontières. C’est celui de la langue française. C’est le pays de l’intérieur. C’est le pays invisible, spirituel, mental, moral qui est en chacun de vous.”   – Gilles Vigneault

“The French-speaking world, is a vast country without borders. This is the French language. It is the country from within. It is the invisible country, spiritual, mental, moral, which is in each of you.” -Gilles Vigneault

 

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10 responses to “Que Sera Sera

  1. L. Marie

    March 20, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    My nephew would say, “Très bien!” He’s the French speaker of the family. 🙂

     
    • tkmorin

      March 20, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      … and I would smile. 🙂

       
  2. avwalters

    March 20, 2015 at 11:48 am

    “Mon pays ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver.”

     
  3. Spañard

    March 20, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Sorry went to make corrections and the Internet connection shut Off, Now See I can’t edit post.
    Gilles Villes Vigneault is clueless, there are francophone with numerous dialects, dans des vaste pays, owing to France, pillaging, commandeering, killing, etc., etc., lest get the facts in order Ici! Just like countries that were conquered by Spain, Briton, Portugal, etc., etc., in those stirring times, leading up to the Napoleonic Wars. French Quebecois des “Canadien” pre FWW were disconnected from France, felt no Loyalty, as the French Language in Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Lower Canada was very different to France. Les Volontaire Canadiens- Francais PGM aka FWW or go American WWI many wanted no part in a British, French war.

     
  4. quiall

    March 20, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Oui. Je aime ce pays!

     
    • tkmorin

      March 20, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Moi aussi! 🙂

       
  5. Spañard

    March 20, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Gilles Villes Vigneault is clueless, there are francophone with numerous dialects, dans des vaste pays, owing to France, pillaging, commandeering, killing, etc., etc., lest get the facts in order Ici! Just like countries that were concerned by Spain, Briton, Portugal, etc., etc., in those stirring times, leading up to the Napoleonic Wars. French Quebecois des “Canadien” pre FWW were disconnected from France, felt no connection, as the French Language in Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Lower Canada to France. Les Volontaire Canadiens- Francais PGM aka FWW or go American WWI many wanted no part in a British, French war.

     
  6. quiall

    March 20, 2015 at 8:29 am

    C’est bon!

     
    • tkmorin

      March 20, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Ben oui, eh? 🙂

       

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