RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS Digest V3 #900

From: marianne.macdonald@lineone.net
Date: 01 Oct 2001

>However, this isn't a foolproof way to
>establish gender, since it is dependent on Mr./Ms. Webb's parents being
>astute enough to know this spelling rule.
I can't resist making a bad situation worse.

Jean is English feminine or French masculine. Francis is the masculine spelling (Frances is f) unless it is a family surname which is spelled with the i - and why shouldn't it be?. Webb is...
...going to remain a little ambiguous, unless somebody knows how to find the facts.



# To unsubscribe from the regular list, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
# majordomo@icomm.ca.  This will not work for the digest version.
# The web pages for the list are at http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/ .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 01 Oct 2001 EDT