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I'm wondering if the paiement word is an English word. It looks like a French word.

Could you confirm that paiement is an English word?

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Have you tried using one of the dictionaries suggested by meta.english.stackexchange.com/a/2574/1420 ? –  Andrew Grimm May 9 '13 at 7:28
    
No, it's not. It's a French word and means payment. In any event, this is a GR; voting to close. Effectuer un paiement. Le paiement des impôts. –  Noah May 9 '13 at 7:54
    
@Noah thank you for the comment –  Mohamed KALLEL May 9 '13 at 16:15
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closed as general reference by Noah, John M. Landsberg, Matt Эллен, Kristina Lopez, Bill Franke May 9 '13 at 14:38

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Paiement is a French word, English word is Payment.

Such words are used a lot in Louisiana(and other places which were French colonies or places closer to France).

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"Such words are used a lot in Louisiana"? Do you mean such a spelling is used in English writing in Louisiana? –  Kris May 9 '13 at 11:46
    
Yes, it is used in legal terms. DATION EN PAIEMENT, civil law. One of the official/native languages in Louisiana is French, other is English. –  Fr0zenFyr May 9 '13 at 12:15
    
@Fr0zenFyr, there is no official language in Louisiana but you're right that French is one of two defacto administrative languages, the other being English, of course, with over 90% of the population using English as their first language and under 5% claiming French as their first language . . . according to Wikipedia - to be taken with a "grain de sel, naturellement! :-) –  Kristina Lopez May 9 '13 at 13:57
    
thank you for the contribution –  Mohamed KALLEL May 9 '13 at 16:15
    
My comment asks "in English writing," not French. You should have actually answered 'No.' :) –  Kris May 10 '13 at 11:18
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