I like the fact that French ignores every written consonant sound after the second syllable. You can place any odd letter you like at the end of any French word and it will be glossed over when spoken. It's a very guttural language; requiring a lot of use of the throat--as opposed to English, which uses so much of the nasal cavity. I think of Latin as the language of law. Greek is the language of science. French is the language of war. Nearly every English military term is derived from French, from military ranks to weapons and strategies.