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If the sir name is used without a first name in front of it, the "glue" should be capitalized even if not in the beginning of a sentence, at least
in Dutch. Dunno what should be done when using a Dutch sir name in an English
Hans de Goede
Posted Sep 15, 2009 15:19 UTC (Tue) by mjw (subscriber, #16740)
The rules are confusing since even between Dutch language speakers there is a difference of when to capitalize the "tussenvoegsels". For example a Belgium name will always have a capital (or two), but Dutch names won't unless at the start of a sentence, or after an introductory phrase.
So, to get it correct you also need to know the customs of the country of birth of the person :)
Posted Sep 15, 2009 16:05 UTC (Tue) by jordanb (guest, #45668)
Section 8.13 Dutch Names:
> In english usage, the particles van, van den, ter, and the like are lowercased when full names are given but usually capitalized when only the last name is used.
> Joannes van Keulen; Van Keulen
> Pieter van den Keere; Van den Keere
> Vincent van Gogh; Van Gogh
> Gerard ter Borch; Ter Borch
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