[LMB] Sasha OT:
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
Subject: Re: [LMB] Sasha OT:
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
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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