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Subject: Re: [Q-R] dit names
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 21:11:26 EST
In a message dated 3/12/02 06:45:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> changed all those
> 'dite' to 'dit' unless it was associated with a first name.
The question that was raised about "dit" names has been answered by a number
of native French speakers, including at least one (myself) with a graduate
degree in French Language and Literature who used to teach French as a
The question of how to use "dit" and "dite" has been answered authentically
and unanimously by several native French speakers, including at least one who
has a graduate university degree in French Language and Literature. If you
choose to record names differently, use any form of record keeping that suits
you. I personally record names with hyphens between the given names, and
also between the variant family names. Hyphens do not agree in gender or in
number with nouns.
Si vous n'avez pas l'intention de changer votre manière d'agir, cessez de
nous embêter avec des questions à propos de la grammaire et de l'usage!
(J'allais employer un autre verbe mais, par motif de pudeur, j'ai changé
Fr Owen Taggart