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In the formal name of the famed Cathedral of Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris, why is it hyphenated?

Question #138394. Asked by gracious1.
Last updated Dec 01 2014.
Originally posted Dec 01 2014 4:16 AM.

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French language rules dictate that it is.
This page was translated by Bing from a French Wikipedia page:
Glossary of typographic in use at the Imprimerie nationale rules and the Dictionary of typographic rules by Louis Gonzales indicate that in a composite name, "all items, with the exception of the original, article are linked by hyphens".
link http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trait_d%27union#R.C3.A8gles_typographiques_traditionnelles_fran.C3.A7aises

Dec 01 2014, 5:22 AM
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