On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Antoine Leca wrote:
> Carl W. Brown wrote:
> > #3 French also has other articles such as d'.
> Yes. But this one, contrary to "l'" can according to the context,
> either be the contraction (élidé) of "de", or can be a genuine
> part of a proper name... When it comes to titlecase, OTOH, "d'"
> never becomes "D'", unless it is the very first word in a sentence,
> while one can see "L'" inside a sentence.
> > are there prescribed rules for capitalization?
> You mean, "title casing" (capitalization would mean "uppercasing").
> Yes, and they are quite complex, at least to my taste.
> Title case is a pretty arcane matter in French (i.e., to determine
> what should and what should not be written with an initial capital letter,
> named "majuscule"). Some detailled ways are given (in French) in
Thursday, November 30, 2000
My French was never strong and now is minimal, but isn't "d'" a
preposition, not an article? This probably doesn't change the essence of
the above message.
Jim Agenbroad ( jage@LOC.gov )
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