French is not a pro drop language! That is so deeply weird!

I needed to look this up, so I grabbed a French textbook, and was flipping through the section on weather (because weather is almost always a good place to find a subject-less construction: hace frio. llueve.) and it's full of "il fait"! None of this subjectlessness for French! But all the other Romance languages are pro drop, making French deeply unusual in that respect.
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Random language fact drive-by: Persian is also like French. Not a Romance language, but *shrugs*. The construction for weather in Persian translates to "Rain falls" and "Snow falls," etc.

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