Is there a preferred word that means "to change (a word) to sound (or otherwise appear) as if it came from French"? I've found both "Frenchize" and "Francize" with a web search. If the latter is ...
Can anyone tell me why the Tuscan city of Livorno used to be called Leghorn in English? An increasing number of British writers, artists, philosophers, and travelers visited the area and ...
Why is it that we Anglicize some foreign proper nouns, but not others?
Wikipedia on Ottoman Empire gives its naming as coming from the Ottoman Turkish language, but on that very page, the name of the language is transliterated as Lisân-ı Osmânî. In Russian we call the ...
How should one transliterate the well-known Jewish Holiday that usually takes place in December (or late November)? Hannukah or Chanukah
Is there a word to describe when a person with a non-English name adopts an English name, because it happens to sound very much like her real name?
This is especially common with the Chinese in America or Hong Kong. Example 1: A Chinese person called Lu Xi comes to America and adopts the name Lucy. Example 2: Or those named Mohammed from the ...