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#183817 - 03/22/09 01:47 PM Re: French place names [Re: zmjezhd]
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Originally Posted By: zmjezhdFrench for flat is plat.
But the feminine of the adjective is plate and rivière 'river' is feminine, no? I think an extra t got slapped on so that folks wouldn't pronounce it plate /plejt/. According to the Wikipedia article, the Oto called it 'flat river', too (link).
thanks zm: I answered before reading your posting._________________________
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