Diacritics – to be or not to be: nomenclature, pronunciation and early history of Faure Island, Shark Bay, Australia

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ABSTRACT – The correct spelling, pronunciation and origin of the name Faure Island (pronounced ‘four’) are explained and a critique on spelling and pronunciation of foreign names in English for Australasia is given. An Aboriginal name for Faure Island was searched for and is considered lost.

KEYWORDS: diacritical marks in Australasian place names, Malgana language group, French exploration of Australia.

Author(s) Graham R. Fulton
Volume
Records 26 : Part 1
Article Published
2010
Page Number
94

DOI
10.18195/issn.0312-3162.26(1).2010.094-097