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Comment décide-t-on du genre des néologismes en français? (How is the gender of new words decided in French?)

Les francophones inventent sans cesse de nouveaux noms, mais il faut décider à chaque fois quel sera le genre du nom. Récemment, le français a assimilé des mots comme "Internet" et "googol". J'ai ...
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Is it more common/acceptable to use “francophonisms” for modern words or just the original English term?

I've noticed that for modern words, particularly those related to technology, the original English words and the corresponding French words are both often used in French writing. For example, I might ...