Nick <tulse04-news@...>

"Dov & Varda Epstein" < > wrote in message

Hilary wrote:< Taking into consideration the American and British accents, can
anyone hypothesize which KARPILOFF / KOPALOFF surname "begat" the other? >

I can! My dearest friend and neighbor, who is British, changes the 'ah' sound to
'ar' and vice versa. Thus, her daughter Tehila is 'Tehiler',and Arthur is

I once offered to help her look up some addresses online, when she was addressing
invitations to her son's Bar Mitzva. She dutifully wrote down the names
she wished me to hunt. She actually spelled Arthur, 'Authah'. I had to pause to
figure that one out, Hilary, just as you are doing, now.

KARPILOFF must have been the original.
Varda Epstein
I can assure Varda that Arthur in the UK is Arthur.

I have looked up on Google and both spellings appear in the UK.

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland)
WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany) KOHN (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany)
LANDAU/FREDKIN(Gomel, Mogilev, Belarus)

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