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Y a-t-il un nom pour désigner les mots composés de racines linguistiques hétérogènes ?

La formulation actuelle de la question a évolué suite aux réponses données. Elle s'intitulait au départ Quadricéphale : comment appelle-t-on ce barbarisme spécifique ? L'exemple utilisé dans le ...
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6answers
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Un nom pour l'action de compléter une action ?

Existe-t-il un mot qui exprime l'action de compléter une action ? Complétion ? Complitude ? Y a-t-il un meilleur moyen d'exprimer cela ?
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What is the feminine for “amour”?

I can see how a man would be called "mon amour." The term I might use for a woman would be "amoureuse." But even the Stevie Wonder song refers to "Ma Chérie Amour." On the other hand, the feminine ...
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1answer
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How to call similar words in two languages with different meanings?

“Réel” happens be to an example of the kind of word, I have in mind. It looks like, and is sometimes translated (incorrectly) as “real” in English. In some instances, that may be ok, for example “en ...
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Is it more common/acceptable to use “francophonisms” for modern words or just the original English term?

I've noticed that for modern words, particularly those related to technology, the original English words and the corresponding French words are both often used in French writing. For example, I might ...