Example sentences for: place-name

How can you use “place-name” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The stress pattern of a place-name expression can sometimes differentiate between two meanings, but this clue can be lost if names alternate between languages.

  • ' Dunkling and Gosling and Hanks and Hodges, on the other hand, take such names back to their own origin, often in a place-name.

  • I have read that toponymy, gazetteers, and place-name surveys receive more formal attention in the U.K. and Europe.)

  • Other notables in this necessarily brief catalogue of American toponymists include Henry Gannett, working around the turn of the century, who compiled several state gazetteers and a still influential study on the origin of U.S. place names; H. L. Mencken, with several seminal chapters in his American Language (1936); and Kelsie Harder, whose Illustrated Dictionary of Place Names: United States and Canada (1976) remains the most reliable resource for place-name origins.

  • This is especially interesting in view of recent place-name changes in Russia, whereby Tsaritsyn was changed to Stalingrad , then again to Volgograd . Likewise St. Petersburg became Petrograd and later Leningrad . Even in America, politics change, and people go in and out of favor.

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