Alice
Tess of the D'Urbervilles

D'Urbervilles -is it a word derives from French? Why is there a  single quote mark?德伯这个词是来源于法语吗?为啥有一个单引号?

Jul 14, 2014 4:28 AM
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It is a place name called <Urbervilles> it is d'urbervilles because it would mean <Of Urbervilles- De Urbervilles> but in french when the word >De< (of) is immediately followed by another word starting with a vowel, it is shortened to d' and joined with the next word.

July 14, 2014

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July 14, 2014
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