Questions tagged [histoire]

Questions relatives à l'ancien et au moyen français, aux mots présentant un intérêt historique ou à l'évolution de la langue.

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Orthographe : Angers et Anjou

Chaque fois que je vois une carte de France, je me demande : pourquoi Angers et Anjou (et non *Anjers ni *Angeou) ? Selon Wikipedia, Angers est mentionnée au Moyen Âge sous les formes Andecava ...
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How and when was the name “Pays de Galles” constructed in French?

I am asking this in relation to this Linguistics question: When was the name of Wales first mentioned in Romanian, and in which form?. At the same time I have posted this on English SE: Etymology of ...
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Are there any translator collectives that are willing to consider requests for English subtitles of French documentaries?

Recently, I discovered a French documentary on the poet Paul Celan. It seems very interesting. Unfortunately, my command of the French language is not particularly good. I would therefore be ...