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Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:57 am
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Supermal says...



I'm writing a story where a girl and her family live in the French countryside in a beautiful Villa... You know the type- big fountains and lovely draping greenery out front, pools in the back, dirt road, etc. What I was wondering seems as though it should be rather obvious. The 'yard' out front, with the fountain and a garden and trees and such, what would it be called? The first thing that came to mind was a courtyard, but by definition, courtyards are enclosed, and that's not what I'm envisioning. Does anyone have the correct term for it, or should I just stick with the term courtyard?
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Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:40 am
Snoink says...



Lemme get this straight... they live in a manor, right?

I'll look it up in the Jane Austen book I brought, thought that would be English terminology. :P
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That would be good, thanks :D
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