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Académie française des sorciers
Organisation information
Founded

1635

Headquarters

France

Intentions

Regulating French wizarding vocabulary and language

"Le Quidditch est né en Grande-Bretagne et le vocabulaire qui s'y rattache est bien entendu anglais. Pendant des siècles, l'usage de ces termes anglais a prévalu sur tous les terrains d'Europe. Cependant, depuis la fondation, en 1635, de l'Académie française des sorciers, une commission d'experts présidée par deux éminents académiciens, Boniface Toubeau et Archibald Bienbon, a créé des équivalents français à l'usage des équipes — et des supporters — de notre pays.[1] "
—"Glossaire à l'usage des apprentis sorciers", Le Quidditch à travers les âges.[src]

The Académie française des sorciers (English: French Academy of Wizards) is a wizarding learned body on matters pertaining to the French wizarding vocabulary and language founded in 1635.

The Académie has a committee of experts chaired by two prominent academics, Boniface Toubeau and Archibald Bienbon, who were responsible for the creation of French equivalents for the originally British Quidditch terms. An English-French glossary by this committee was included on the French edition of Quidditch Through the Ages, by Kennilworthy Whisp.[2]

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Notes and references

  1. Loosely translated: "Quidditch was born in Britain and the vocabulary associated with it is, of course, English. For centuries, the use of English terms has prevailed on all areas of Europe. However, since the founding, in 1635, of the French Academy of Wizards, a committee of experts chaired by two prominent academics, Boniface Toubeau and Archibald Bienbon, created French equivalents for the use of teams — and fans — of our country."
  2. Le Quidditch à travers les âges

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