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Subject: Re: Maïté
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: April 5, 2007 at 6:50:46 AM
Reply to: Maïté by Desert rose
Maïté is a French respellization of the Basque Maite. The dyeresis indicates that AI are in two syllables and the accent over the E is to indicate that the E is not mute. Maïté is pronounced [mai'te].

The Basque Maite and the Spanish Maite (contraction of María Teresa) both are pronounced ['mayte].

Lumia
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