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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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closed as general reference by Noah, John M. Landsberg, Matt E. Эллен, Kristina Lopez, Bill Franke May 9 '13 at 14:38

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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
up vote 1 down vote accepted

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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