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Title Test Find French Last Names, Part I
Expression
^[A-Z][a-z]+((i)?e(a)?(u)?[r(re)?|x]?)$
Description
You can tell whether a last name is French or not. How do you teach your programs to recognize French last names? Here's an attempt. We haven't really covered other French names like LaMarre or François yet. Those will be in future French-regonition regular expressions.
Matches
Trudeau, Lemieux, Pelletier, Coderre, Bordeaux, LaFleur, Adieu, Dedonder
Non-Matches
Craveiro, Sbardelli, Baciu
Author Rating: Not yet rated. Mickael Caruso
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