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History of orthographic character "8"

Started this discussion. Last reply by B. H. Rucker Sep 1, 2014. 6 Replies

What is the background, history, and pronunciation of the symbol "8" when used in spelling a 17th century French word?  For example "Peoria" when it looks like "Pe8ria".Continue

Meaning of "BIE" in gravestone inscription

Started this discussion. Last reply by B. H. Rucker Dec 12, 2011. 3 Replies

In a whole cemetery of French-inscribed tombstones, only one uses the term "bie" as a part of the date, thus:NEE 7 MARS 1814MORT LE 29.8. BIEDoes anyone have an idea of what this means?  My only…Continue

An Antique Word Form?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Coffey Aug 1, 2011. 6 Replies

I am trying to translate an eighteenth century document, handwritten in French.  I am puzzled by a word that appears to be "foursse".  The double-esses are written as two "f's" in the cursive custom…Continue

An Antique Word Form?

Started Oct 10, 2009 0 Replies

In working on an old tombstone, I find inscribed: [Name] etce [Name]. The context is of a father and mother of a dead child. The context clearly is/should be: "[mother] and [father]" I have not been…Continue

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