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Subject: Re: Noel
Author: Jenna   (Authenticated as Jenna R)
Date: October 29, 2006 at 8:42:07 AM
Reply to: Noel by Sugar
In France, the trema (dots) usually indicate that two vowels are pronounced separately. In Francophone countries, Christmas is spelled Noël and pronounced "NO-ehl" I am not sure whether one or two-syllable pronunciation is favored by French men.
It is possible that both Noël and Noëlle would call themselves "NO-ehl." There are several names in French that are spelled and pronounced the same, but used for either gender. Ex: Celeste, Dominique.

"Les yeux sont aveugles. Il faut chercher avec le coeur." -- Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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