[LMB] Sasha OT:

Paula Lieberman paal at gis.net
Mon Nov 1 16:57:02 GMT 2010


Gwhillon ==> Guillaume ==> William ==> Will ==> Bill

Robert ==> Rob/Robby  ==> Bob/Bobby

Richardt ==> Richard ==> Rick/Ricky ==> Dick/Dickie

Marguerite ==> Margaret ==> Marge/Margie ==> Meg, Maggie ==> Peg, Peggy

Anna, Hannah, Nan, Nanette, and Nancy are also relative of Anke...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Anke Wehner" <anke.wehner at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
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Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 4:21 AM
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On 1 November 2010 05:58, Kalina Varbanova <kikibug13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 3:38 AM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
>> Your answer seems to be saying it is a nickname because it is a nickname.
>
> That's often how it works? Different languages lead to different
> softer/diminutive names - and coming from a Cyrillic background, some
> English-based nicknames make little sense to me (Bob for Robert is the
> first one I remember confusing me, but even Jack for John has some of
> that).

Bill for William, Dick for Richard, Peg for Margaret... Anglophones
have no business whatsoever considering shortened names in other
languages weird. ;)

Anke, whose name in other languages would be Ännchen, Annie, Anja,
Antje, Anneke, Annika, Annette, Anita, Annukka, Anouk...

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