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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 ...
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Pronunciation of “Flamant”

I am confused with pronunciation of “Flamant”. I know this word is French but I am not sure about its pronunciation. First I saw the word in Introduction to Continuum Mechanics.
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Prononciation du mot « Laguiole »

Bonjour. Le mot « Laguiole » se prononce « layol ». Comment cela se fait-il ? Existe-t-il d'autres exemples de mots dans lesquels la séquence « gu » se prononce comme un Y ? Ajout : La prononciation ...
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Is an “s” at the end of a pluralized family name pronounced?

If it's a reference to the family, Les Beauxhommes, do you still not pronounce the -s?
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How to textually describe the pronunciation of spanish names with “oi”?

There are many names and family names in Spanish that contain the combination of vowels "oi" (Roilán, Moisés, Loinaz, etc.). When these names are pronounced in French, the original pronunciation is ...
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Qui détermine l'orthographe et la prononciation des noms propres étrangers?

Depuis quelques jours, le Colonel Kadhafi fait la une des journaux mondiaux. En anglais, c'est orthographié Gadhafi (CNN) ou Gaddafi (BBC) et, dans les pays francophones, par Kadhafi. L'arabe se ...