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Re: Name mangling (Was: Re: First Sound Recording of Asha'ille!)

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Thursday, March 10, 2005, 9:00
Christian Thalmann wrote:

> Benct Philip Jonsson: Traditionally Beondicte [bEn'diCt], > presuming the name is derived from Benedict.
It is. My pet theory is that it is derived from a medieval abbreviated spelling rather than an actual contraction in speech, since in the facsimile where I picked up my odd spelling it was actually spelled _beñct_, with an abreviation stroke over |enc|. It may of course have been the scribe's way of showing off that he knew the Latin form. BTW the name also occurs as _Bæncter_ complete with an Old Swedish nominative ending. Let's all be glad that I didn't adopt that spelling when I was 22! -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)