Re: A city in Ukraine #general


Jo Schwartz <joschwartz@...>
 

Daniel,

Although it doesn't match the letters, I'd go with the town of Rafalowka,
which when pronounced, had that Rach sound in the beginning. I can't
explain what looks like a "y" near the end, but perhaps that was a variant
for the town. I know that town name is a difficult one to hear and
transcribe, since my ancestors are >from there. It took me a year before the
few people who had hear the older generation pronounce it told me I had come
pretty close.

One problem with my guess is that Rafalowka is not very near Kiev.

jo

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Kazez" <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 01:06 PM
Subject: [ukraine] A city in Ukraine

A town in Ukraine has me stumped. I have 5 examples of it written by
hand (New York City passenger arrivals):

http://www.kazez.com/~dan/1129-erdal/1130.rach.gif

Family lore says it is "near Kiev."

My eyes tell me it is one of these towns:

Rashwelowke
Rachualowka
Rachvebalovke
Rachwalenka
Rachwalewke
Rachwalinke
Rachwalowka
Rachwalowka
Rachwalowke
Rachwalufka
Racherlawby

Can you help read this town, and figure out where it is?

Daniel
Daniel Kazez <dkazez@mail.wittenberg.edu

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