請問簡愛作者夏綠蒂白朗特的名字問題????

大家都知道簡愛是著名的英國文學

可是為什麼作者的姓氏中會有類似法文的記號呢

Charlotte Brontë

她的幾位姊妹也是

Why ?

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    根據國外網站的說法,Brontë上的二點是他父親Patrick Brontë後來加上的,但是,為什麼他要這樣做卻有各種說法,唯一肯定的一點是,Brontë 家族追溯其根源為愛爾蘭氏族mac Aedh Ó Proinntigh,照字面逐字解釋是,『Aedh的兒子, Proinnteach的孫子』,其中 Ó Proinntigh 早期的英文寫成Prunty,有時也寫成Brunty,(實際上他父親就出生在Brunty),所以,有些觀點是認為,他也許希望掩藏他的卑微出身,所以,做為古希臘語專家的Patrick Brontë,才會以獨眼巨人Brontes改做為家族姓氏,(他起先只是改姓氏,又來上面加上一點,後來隨社會地位的升高,他又再加上另一點)

    凑巧的是,另一個來自西西里無相關的Bronte家族,其家族成員Lord Nelson在1799年受封為公爵,所以,這也許也可以解釋他父親改姓氏的舉動。

    我把主要的參考英文原文和來源轉貼如下,給你參考

    (注意!我並沒有逐字翻譯哦~有些我是在別的地方看過有印象)

    來源:http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/Bront%C3%AB

    Origin of nameThe Brontë family can be traced to the Irish clan mac Aedh Ó Proinntigh, which literally means 'son of Aedh, grandson of Proinnteach'. Aedh is a male name derived from Aodh, meaning "fire".[1] "Proinnteach" ('the bestower') originated as a byname for a generous person. Literally meaning 'banquet hall', the word is composed of the Gaelic proinn ‘banquet’ (a cognate of the Latin prandium ‘meal’) and teach ‘house’, ‘hall’.[2]Ó Proinntigh was earlier anglicised as Prunty and sometimes Brunty. At some point, the father of the sisters, Patrick Brontë (born Brunty), conceived of the alternate spelling with the dieresis over the terminal "e" to indicate that the name is of two syllables. It is not known for certain what motivated him to do so, and multiple theories exist to account for the change. He may have wished to hide his humble origins. As a man of letters, he would have been familiar with classical Greek and chosen the name after the cyclop Brontes (literally 'thunder').Unrelated Bronte families are found in Sicily. The name indicates their origin from the town of Bronte.[3] In 1799 King Ferdinand of Naples bestowed the honour of Duke of Bronte to Lord Nelson for fighting off the French Navy. Patrick may have taken the name in honour of Lord Nelson.

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