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Not detriment

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Not detriment

The expression 'au détriment de' does not in this case mean 'to the detriment of', since the Old French vocabulary itself as not been harmed. The expression is better translated 'at the cost of', since it refers to the replacement of a certain amount of older vocabulary by neologisms formed directly or indirectly from classical languages.

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Not detriment

The expression 'au détriment de' does not in this case mean 'to the detriment of', since the Old French vocabulary itself as not been harmed. The expression is better translated 'at the cost of', since it refers to the replacement of a certain amount of older vocabulary by neologisms formed directly or indirectly from classical languages.

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