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Crossing The Streets Of French Aesthetics

The Birth Of French Language : It All Begins In Gaul

Modern-day France and Belgium were once included in an ancient region of Western Europe known as Gaul, and while the Gaulish Language hasn’t left too much of an imprint on the modern French we learn today, it is the perfect place to begin getting to grips with the history of the French language.

When Gaul was conquered by the Romans in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, the Gaulish language (which was a Celtic language) came under attack-hence the true meaning of a ‘Romance language’ as “to speak in Roman fashion.”

 “The crown of literature is poetry.”

The Germanic Invasions And Impact One Of The Most Popular Romantic Language

The Germanic invasions which followed – known by the Romans as the “barbaric invasions” – had a big impact on the French language. When the Empire’s frontiers collapsed and Gaul fell into the hands of the Franks, Vulgar Latin was further diluted by dialects from the different regions.

As Malcolm Offord notes in the French words including past and future the Franks imposed their own stress patterns and patterns of usage upon Vulgar Latin, and this goes a long way to explaining why French is so different to other languages descended from Latin – Italian and Spanish

“Boy, those French! They have a different word for everything.”

Romanticism In Literature And Politics                                                                

Paradoxically, given the role of the Revolution in fostering Romanticism, French Romanticism began a few years later than British and German, in part because French writers could be more directly involved in the politics than their European counterparts. Perhaps for this reason too it took a somewhat different course in the first generation; two of its main protagonists, de Staël and Constant, remained liberal, if chastened, revolutionaries. It was de Staël, in her extraordinarily influential Of Germany (1810), who brought German Romanticism to French, and wider European, notice.

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Exciting Hobbies To Do With Your Partner

Hobbies are fun in general, but they can get even more exciting if you have your partner to accompany you. Hobbies for couples are not just for strengthening your relationship but are also for rekindling the spark that might have gone missing after a long time of togetherness. 

Instead of regular movie nights, there are several other things that you can do with your partner that may become a defining factor in your relationship. Are you excited to know more? Let’s get started! 

  • Home Decor 

Having a house together is a very special milestone for most couples, and there could be nothing better than decking it up together. This is your cue to begin planning how you want your house to look, and start collecting all the necessary items to make your vision a reality. The little moments of joy that you would spend together, would go a long way in making the foundation of your relationship strong. 

  • Yoga 

Doing yoga with your special one is extremely romantic and we’re all for it. This is one of the best hobbies for couples, that’s going to alleviate stress, and promote staying fit at the same time. If you’ve always wanted to achieve your dream body but never actually got the motivation to do it, trying it with your partner can make a difference. Take fitness resolutions together and achieve them. 

  • Going Out On Walks 

A romantic walk can never be overrated. Going on long walks together is always going to be one of the most intimate things that couples can do together. If you’ve not been out on a walk with your special one for ages, you should make it a point to do it frequently. These little gestures can go a long way in sustaining relationships. It’s also a form of physical activity that’s going to be beneficial for you. 


All the hobbies for couples mentioned above are sure to make your love life better in ways that you couldn’t have imagined before. With extremely hectic individual work lives, it’s important for couples to make time for one another.