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MargaretA2Kwiziq community member

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L'Académie officially changed the rules on this a couple of months ago: https://www.france24.com/fr/20190228-academie-francaise-feminisation-langue-metier

As recently as 2014 they said the feminized forms (professeure, écrivaine, etc.) were "véritables barbarismes", but now their use "ne constitue pas une menace pour la structure de la langue"... They specify that the e at the end must never be pronounced though, so it's effectively just a spelling change.

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BARRYA1Kwiziq community member

Is professeuse incorrect?

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L'Académie officially changed the rules on this a couple of months ago: https://www.france24.com/fr/20190228-academie-francaise-feminisation-langue-metier

As recently as 2014 they said the feminized forms (professeure, écrivaine, etc.) were "véritables barbarismes", but now their use "ne constitue pas une menace pour la structure de la langue"... They specify that the e at the end must never be pronounced though, so it's effectively just a spelling change.

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