French gaming English word? Non Mercy!

Are you a gamer? If you are French, it seems you should not use so much English to achieve your goals.

This is a feature of an active language, it will easily integrate words from others. Pizza, Karaoke, Vuvuzela, Parca, Getau, Shadenfreud, they all played their part. I don’t know what In our daily speeches. This happens as a normal process because what the word is describing becomes popular and sometimes these new words elicit a response from those who see themselves as the guardians of the language.

Often this is a marginal activity such as the British politician who in a radio interview fooled himself by emphasizing the now-ancient Wade-Giles “Peking” instead of the widely common Pinyin “Beijing”, but for some languages ​​this is no laughing matter. It is nowhere near the world of the Francophone, where the Academy Frances and the French and Quebec governments see themselves as the official guardians of the French. And now it seems that the French Ministry of Culture has turned its attention to gamers.

This word-of-mouth verification of technology is nothing new, it was a quarter ago in the CD-ROM business. Hardness For local disk to talk Software, ComputerAnd Download Instead of programs, computers and downloads. The industry was talking about Sony refusing to do so for PlayStation consoles sold in Quebec in the 1990s, and thus all their sales in the province had to be under-the-counter. But there is an idea from reading the report that this intervention is a little clumsy; When it’s easy to say Argument We are not so sure Competitive video games Or video game competitions for e-sports and Live player-host Or the live player-animator for the streamer is not too much of a face for easy adaptation. For the first one, we can’t help remembering that sports is also an everyday French word, so can’t they come up with something less clumsy like Network sports Or network-sports?

Here at Hackade we have more than one Francophile remorseful, so in our case the evolution of the French word is of interest to us. Do you live in France or Quebec? Give us your idea in the comments! (But in English please Americans, sorry)

Header image: Christopher Macsurak, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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