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OT: Jared/Jarrod

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Thursday, January 22, 2004, 13:22
Tristan McLeay scripsit:

> (Jarrod is pronounced /dZ&r@d/. Roger points out that the capital should > indicate that 'Jared' 's not a past tense, but even still, it'd then be > pronounced /dZe:r@d/ because the single consonant isn't enough to stop the > vowel being wrong. Americans that don't distinguish between 'Mary' and > 'marry', though, I guess won't have this problem.)
BTW, the original form is surely "Jared"; it's an Old Testament name (< Heb. "descendant"). "Jarrod" is one of the innumerable spelling variants. I bet it came into English in the 16th century when so many other Old Testament names did. However, it is also a saint's name, so it may have seen use before then as well. -- John Cowan Monday we watch-a Firefly's house, but he no come out. He wasn't home. Tuesday we go to the ball game, but he fool us. He no show up. Wednesday he go to the ball game, and we fool him. We no show up. Thursday was a double-header. Nobody show up. Friday it rained all day. There was no ball game, so we stayed home and we listened to it on-a the radio. --Chicolini