JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Given name Icek Eysyk and Askenaz, etc. #general
"You say neither, I say n-eye-ther,...."
If language were static we'd all sound the same. But it isn't. Australians,
Brits, Americans, Jamaicans, Guyanase, Canadians (eh?) all pronounce the
same words with a bit of a twist. The late Crocodile Hunter had "mites"
whereas you and I have mates. You might also have noticed "Eye-rak" for
Ear-rahk particularly among higher members of American government. Why
don't we say "Eyetaly" for Italy? Examples abound.
I think we ought to spin off a list on these issues as they seem need a lot
of bandwidth that is swamping this list.
Subject:MODERATOR NOTE: This subject seems to wandering away >from genealogy