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Friday’s French – chateaux and castles

When is a castle not a castle? When it’s a chateau. The two words have the same Latin origin – castellum, meaning fortress. The transformation from ca to cha in French is very common : cat/chat, cauldron/chaudron, cart/charrette, etc. In château, … Continue reading

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