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!
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant!