Anonymous (ulvesang) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Prepositions, prefixes and alphabets

How do you determine whether or not a "prefix/preposition" is really a prefix/preposition in alphabetisation? E.g. I imagine in any decent collection, Ludwig van Beethoven would be before Gustav Holst... but where would Pierre De Geyter be?-- would he be before or after John Field? What about Dick Van Dyke?-- I truly hope he had never made any classical music, but you never know.
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