3 Ways Quebec French is different to Standard French
Origins of Québécois
The name Quebec is derived from a Algonquin word meaning “where the river narrows” and French explorer Samuel de Champlain for the administrative seat of New France, a French colony, in 1608.
3 Important Differences between Québécois and Standard French
1. Québécois uses the sound /ɛ/ (eh) in many words where this is not the standard pronunciation in French, e.g., droit (right, straight) and froid (cold) and the subjunctive of être (to be), i.e., sois. These words are pronounced as “drette”, “frette”, and “seille” in Québécois.