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From: James LaLone <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Bonneterre
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:20:52 -0500
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Mona, could you please elaborate on your statement "someone is bound to
point out that proper names are not to translated". I have seen surnames
translated such as ROY to KING.
Thanks, Jim.

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 2:58 PM, Mona Andrée Rainville
<>wrote:

> Hello Linda,
>
> I am sure someone is bound to point out that proper names are not to
> translated.
>
> But, "bonne terre", which means "good earth", could have become
> "Goodearth" or even "Goodland" to someone less tuned to the finer rules
> of grammar... ;-)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Mona
>
>
>
> wrote:
> > Hello list,
> >
> > Could someone tell me what the "name" Bonneterre translates to in
> English.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Linda
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