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    JEK is offline
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    Dit names : I was today years old when I learned

    I just came across an example of a French dit name for the first time today. Thought it might be of interest.
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    GMP62 is offline
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    Re: Dit names : I was today years old when I learned

    This was very interesting, John…thanks for posting. My dad was French Canadian so I’ll look to see if that side of our family has a dit name. Who knew?!

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    elgreaux is offline
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    Re: Dit names : I was today years old when I learned

    goes for places as well as people, and there are lots of them in Saint Barth...

    from Wikipedia
    Lieu-dit (French pronunciation: ​[ljų.di]; plural: lieux-dits) (literally said-location) is a French toponymic term for a small geographical area bearing a traditional name. The name usually refers to some characteristic of the place, its former use, a past event, etc. A lieu-dit may be uninhabited, which distinguishes it from an hameau (hamlet), which is inhabited. In Burgundy, the term climat is used interchangeably with lieu-dit.



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