This language belong to the roman languages which means a descending from Latin. It is the apartest of all other roman languages which are Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Retoromanical.
The earliest forms of or a preform of French is provencialish and that is about the 7th Century of the first millenium then came the forms which are more apart from Latin and was spoken at the change from the first to the last millenium. That form of Frech has been deroged by the Midevial one and than came the age of Rennaisance. Finally from the 17th Century of the second millenium the language became on an on that French of our days which was the until to the last twenties the most common languages. Nowaday the world language is of cours English and French is still the so called second language.
I learned this language at the business academy for the whole 10 semesters.