Under an increasingly monolithic European coalition, French, a language once considering the language of the arts - was almost demolished. On Zero Day, France was hit by numerous atomic weapons, many detonated by a disillusioned anarchistic populace. As such, high French didn't survive the war. But a neo-French, comprised of technoslang, Arabic influence and the remnants of the country, evolved. Rarely used within New Carthage, neo-French has become very popular in post-Zero-Day Europe, where its adaptability and numerous influences insures that it will remain in use.