The royal House of Capet , founded by Hugh Capet in 987, inaugurated the development of northern French culture in and around Île-de-France , which slowly but firmly asserted its ascendency over the more southerly areas of Aquitaine and Tolosa ( Toulouse ). The Capetians ' langue d'oïl , the forerunner of modern standard French, did not begin to become the common speech of all of France, however, until after the French Revolution .
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