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13 September 2013 @ 08:17 pm
a good question  
I am far too pleased by the existence of this post:

"On OP Place Names"
http://david-crystal.blogspot.com/2013/09/on-op-place-names.html
 
 
 
Ten O'Clock Medievalist: nature makes bird i write dissertationtarimanveri on September 14th, 2013 03:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh, this is fascinating!

My place-name conundrum for the moment is trying to figure out how the Latin place name Sanctus Vitalis in some of my charters turned into French Saint-Viaud. Surely it should be Saint-Vital! I know of other places named Saint-Vital! It's completely mysterious to me.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on September 14th, 2013 06:48 pm (UTC)
That *is* mysterious! Maybe there's some kind of local history attached.