[UEB] Dene

Donald Winiecki dwiniecki at handid.org
Fri Oct 2 13:56:19 EDT 2020


Yikes! According to dictionary.com, "dene" is
noun British. a bare, sandy tract or low sand hill near the sea.
If Bruce's usage relates to the non-English First-Nations word, then it
would not use the "en" lower groupsign.

_don


On Fri, Oct 2, 2020 at 8:56 AM Phyllis Landon via UEB <ueb at lists.blc-lbc.ca>
wrote:

> I see no reason not to use the “en” in Dene.
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> I looked back and see that we Canadians decided not to contract it in our
> Problem Word List but I couldn’t see a reason for the decision.  Maybe
> someone else remembers.
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> In research in online dictionaries, there is an old English word, dene
> (deen) which refers to sand dunes.  The word Dene for people in Nunavut is
> pronounced in two syllables (den-ee or den-eh) and comes from French
> (spelled the same but with an acute accent on each “e”).
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> Phyllis
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> *Phyllis Landon*
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> *Member ICEB Code Maintenance Committee*
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> *From:* UEB <ueb-bounces at lists.blc-lbc.ca> *On Behalf Of *Bruce Toews via
> UEB
> *Sent:* Friday, October 2, 2020 10:01 AM
> *To:* 'Unified English Braille (UEB) Discussion Listserv' <
> ueb at lists.blc-lbc.ca>
> *Cc:* Bruce Toews <bruce at brucetoews.com>
> *Subject:* [UEB] Dene
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> Hi. In the EBAE days, Dene was supposed to be uncontracted. The word is
> not mentioned in the UEB rules at all. Do we contract the en in Dene now?
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