Question about a matzeva: is Samuel mis-spelled or is a Yiddish alternative used? #names


My grandfather's matzeva spells his given name, Samuel, with an ayin rather than an aleph, as you can see in the attached photograph.  I don't know if the spelling is simply an error or if what is used is a Yiddish spelling where the inscription should properly be in Hebrew. 

Thanks for any comments on this.

David Stern

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