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Around 45% of English vocabulary is of French origin, most coming from the Anglo-Norman spoken by the upper classes in England for several hundred years after the Norman Conquest, before the language settled into what became Modern English. Thoroughly English words of French origin, such as art, competition, force, machine, money, police, publicity, role, routine and even table, are pronounced according to English rules of phonology, rather than French: and are commonly used by English speakers without any consciousness of their French origin.

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  • Around 45% of English vocabulary is of French origin, most coming from the Anglo-Norman spoken by the upper classes in England for several hundred years after the Norman Conquest, before the language settled into what became Modern English. Thoroughly English words of French origin, such as art, competition, force, machine, money, police, publicity, role, routine and even table, are pronounced according to English rules of phonology, rather than French: and are commonly used by English speakers without any consciousness of their French origin.
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