Proposals for gender-neutral written French meets official resistance


French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has ruled that official government texts will not use proposed inclusive masculine and feminine forms of nouns and their until-now gramatically subservient adjectives, following in the steps of the nearly all-male (but feminine in title) Académie Française which described calls for gender-neutral written French as a "mortal danger" for the language.  

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The French, as is well known, are obsessed by one thing - language - and the latest topic to consume a nation of lexicologists is "inclusive writing", reports BBC News.