Uncovering the Link Between French and English

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William D Jones MD

William D. Jones MD received his medical degree from Brown University in 1992 and later moved to Oklahoma City, OK, to establish his private practice after finishing his residency. With more than two decades of clinical experience, he has served in numerous institutions, including medical director of the department of occupational medicine at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, OK. A well-rounded individual, William D. Jones MD speaks French and has used it conversationally on trips abroad.

Those who took French seriously in school can testify to the numerous benefits associated with learning the language. It opens up opportunities to communicate well with nearly 200 million Francophones worldwide. The French language is not only spoken in France, but also in countries such as Canada, South Africa, Belgium, and Switzerland, so a working knowledge of the language can make communicating in these places much easier. Moreover, French is considered to be a stepping stone to learning other Romance languages – including Spanish and Italian – as they have numerous similarities in grammar and vocabulary.

English speakers may not be aware of it, but there are actually a significant amount of similarities between their native tongue and French. This link can be traced to the 11th century when Norman conquerors gained control of England. Consequently, Anglo-Norman French was spoken in England through the 15th century, resulting in numerous terms that are similar in both languages.

French – A Language That Spans the Maghreb in North Africa

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Based in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD, practices preventive medicine in a private clinic setting. He also has experience as an occupational medicine physician in corporate settings in OK. William D. Jones, MD, has had the chance to live in France on two occasions in his life, and he speaks French fluently.

He had the opportunity to use the language during travels to locales such as Quebec and North Africa. Surprising to many travelers, French is more commonly spoken than Arabic in the Maghreb region that stretches from Morocco to Libya. One reason for this is that the local dialects of Arabic tend not to have as extensive a vocabulary selection.

Another reason is that French has simply become culturally rooted in families of the region since the Colonial era, and it defines the language relationships that they share with other people in the region. In many ways, it is a unique identifier of their backgrounds as North Africans.

Irish Setters – Temperament and Personality

As owner of a private medical practice in Oklahoma City, OK, William D. Jones, MD, focuses his professional attention on occupational and preventive medicine. In his free time, William D. Jones, MD, serves as show secretary with the Irish Setter Club of OK.

Originally bred as a hunting dog in Ireland, the Irish setter developed with the keen ability to identify and track prey. It stands out as a highly athletic breed and requires vigorous exercise on a daily basis. Exceedingly intelligent and mentally active as well, the Irish setter thrives best with plenty of company and activity to keep it busy. Setters are typically very affectionate dogs and enjoy playing with children, though their enthusiastic greeting style may intimidate shyer visitors.

The mental capacities of the Irish setter also make it highly trainable, though willful in the face of a less-than-confident owner. It will respond to firmness and willful commands, though harshness is likely to have the opposite effect. Setters expect their owners to remain in a position of authority at all times, even on a lead, so it prefers to walk beside or behind the human when leashed. However, setters thrive best when they have the opportunity to run freely in a safe, enclosed area.