Re: Rare letters: <y:> in french

From: Alain LaBont/e'/ (
Date: Sun Dec 01 1996 - 14:14:32 EST

At 08:40 01/12/96 -0500, KNAPPEN@VKPMZD.kph.Uni-Mainz.DE wrote:
>I have a curious question:
>Is the letter Y WITH CIRCUMFLEX attested in french (personal or
>geographical names)? Considering the case of Y WITH DIAERESIS, I'd expect
>some findings.

Some examples: L'HA<Y:>-LES-ROSES, a suburbs of Paris near the Orly airport
               MO<Y:>, the family name of my son's French penpal, who lives
in Charente
                       (now for a few months near Dublin, so even in
                        communications you may need to enter French characters)
               Mo-de-l'Aisne, the name of a small French town
               Pierre LOU<Y:>S, a French writer born in Belgium
               JA<Y:> de SAMOKNS, a family in Savoy (cited by chance,
yesterday, on the
                                                     france_langue list)

I hope this helps...

Alain LaBonti

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