Gail Ben-David <gmbendavid@...>
The name in question is Manis, and not Manish. The reason for the
confusion is that the last letter of the name in Hebrew or Yiddish,
without vowels (nekudot), is Sin (pronounced as "s"), and not Shin
(pronounced as "sh"). The letter Shin, with vowles, has a dot at the top
right of the letter, but the letter Sin, with vowels, has a dot at the
top left. When written without vowels, Shin and Sin are identical, and
can be dinstinguished only by their context within the word.