Changes in French Spelling

The Académie Française announced today that starting in September, the spelling of over two thousand words is going to change. This change is supposedly to help make it easier to simplify words. I don’t know about you all, but I don’t like this. French is not my first language, it isn’t even my second language, and just like many of you I learned French in school and out of textbooks. I learned the various ways accented letters are pronounced. The Académie Française is doing away with the circumflex accent (^) and hyphens in some words.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think this will help or hinder?

Sources: this page and CNN

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