vocabulaire anglais: origines francaises 5

Here are some more words that show just how English was changed by the arrival of the Normans:

“ai” becomes “ea” in English:

raison – reason
saison – season
aigle – eagle
clair – clear
faible – feeble

“au” becomes “al” or “ol” in English:

faux – false
paume – palm
baume – balm
émeraude – emerald
dauphin – dolphin
échaffaudage – scaffolding

“eux” becomes “ous” in English:

généreux – generous
avantageux – advantagous
scrupuleux – scrupulous
rigoureux – rigorous

“aire” and “oire” become “ary” and “ory”

sécretaire – secretary
militaire – military
nécessaire – necessary
ordinaire – ordinary
histoire – history
gloire – glory
laboratoire – laboratory
inventaire – inventory
Gregoire – Gregory

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70 thoughts on “vocabulaire anglais: origines francaises 5

  1. ABBACI

    Bjr; mr JONATTHON
    Merciiiiiiiiiiiiiii bc pour votre cours d’anglais et surtous meri pour vos astuses qui ma boucoup aidés pour faire le lien entre la langue francaise te la lanque anglaise;
    je vous feliccite vraiment.

  2. profanglais Post author

    Assoumany,

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  3. Assoumany

    Hi
    I’m very nice for your course because it is my problem. Exactily , i am poor in vocabulary english.
    Thanks alot
    Bye

  4. Louise

    Hi Jonathan,

    Thank you for the firts lesson.

    I want to improve my English. That’s the best way.

    LB

  5. beverly

    Thank you Jonathan for your priceless help . Your work is remarkable and your attitude exemplary. I am making progress and I can help people to make progress using the precious tools you are freely providing us with. Keep it up!

  6. Brice

    merci beaucoup mr Johnathan pour ce precieux travail pour l’apprentissage de l’anglais.tes cours sont tres speciaux.

  7. pierre

    Dear Jonathan,tank you for all!
    I’m very happy to discover all that things .Fistly i’m surprised for all that simplicity and secondly,l’m sincerly chocked to know that all these was so closed ! Now! why don’t i study and speak english!
    Tank you very much Jonathan!

  8. Jeremie Rolda DALUSMA

    For a first time, according to me it ‘s very interesting from you to create this free possibility to learn english. I have also to say, that your teaching ‘s method is perfect. Congratilations!!!!!!!!!!
    May God bless you and give you the necessary stonger to continue the work.

  9. Horty

    Que Dieu te bénisse pour ton site d’anglais surtout gratuit. Je passe plus de temps à pratiquer mon anglais.
    thanks

  10. Carla

    Merci beaucoupppppppppppppppp Monsieur LEWIS!
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    Iam so glad!
    Thank you

  11. Nga Marie

    Bonsoir mr johnathan
    Merci pour ce premier cours d’anglais ;c’est très pratique et je pense y arriver
    M Th

  12. Maria

    Wonderful are your lessons. I teach English in Cameroon though i’m a francophphone (French speaker). What you’re doing is very interesting for learners. I hope by the end of 2011, I’ll be able to write without common mistakes(generally made by francophones) and also to speak more fluently than I do.
    Thank you very much once more

  13. Hery

    It is not nothing towards God Jonathan, you’ve given precious thing for free, you will have it thousand times more from God.
    Thanks a lot.

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