Re: Trepman VS Trejbman - your opinion #general
Teresa Snow Galloway <trg1@...>
I must disagree. I wrote to Ms. Feldman privately before, but TREPMAN andtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
TREJBMAN could very easily be sound alikes. We don't know >from Ms.
Feldman's letter who did the transcription--whether the ancestor wrote his
or her own name or whether an immigration officer or someone else did. In
which case P and B sound very alike, especially word-medially. E represents
a short vowel in English, but in other writing systems represents a long
vowel and in both cases EJ is a related diphthong so I can certainly see one
being replaced by the other.
While I do agree that not every Soundex match is a good one; this one seems
Department of Linguistics
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From: "Susana Leistner Bloch" <email@example.com>
To: "JRI-Poland" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: [jri-pl] Re: Trepman VS Trejbman - your opinion
As far as a surname like TREPMAN, the variations would usually beTREFMAN,
with a possibility of TREIPMAN or TREIFMAN.surnames
are well known Yiddish surnames and I have never seen them interchanged.