Questions sur les anciens français, les mots d'intérêt historique ou l'évolution de la langue.

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Was there a shift in pronunciation?

I've been slowly reading one of Robespierre's reports in French, and I've noticed some spellings that are now unused. For example: on seroit tenté . . . si le destin m'avoit fait naître dans ...
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Web service or program that shows the use over time for a French word

In English when I want to see the evolution of the use of a term over time, I can use Google as shown below. Is there any similar website or program for French?
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The re-latinization of French

I have recently heard about what my French teacher refers to as, "The Re-latinization" of French which was when, I believe in the 15th or 16th century some people reformed French to make it more ...
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Origin of surname variants: Michaud, Michaux, Micheaux, etc

Some French names come in slightly different variant spellings, and the different spellings are more prevalent in different regions of French Europe: Michaud (Jura & Charente Maritime) Michaut (...