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[Groff] Re: refer and Dutch names

From: johan plug
Subject: [Groff] Re: refer and Dutch names
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 10:24:20 +0100

in passing, I happened upon your question about the Dutch name ’t Hart. You might be interested to know that the ‘ before t is not an accent, but an apostrophe. The full name originally was “het Hart” (meaning either “the heartor  “the hart (as in ‘deer’)”. The article “het” has been abbreviated in use to ‘t. And Dutch practice is to sort surnames alphabetically by the main word. “de Vos” becomes “Vos, de”, “van der Horst” becomes “Horst, van der”,  and “ ’t Hart” becomes “Hart, ‘t”.




Johan Plug

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