Re: OT: Julius etc. (was Re: USAGE: syllables)
|From:||michael poxon <m.poxon@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 14, 2003, 16:04|
"Julie" is exclusively female in British English, though strangely enough
/dZu:lz/ is realised as both "Jules", i.e. short for Julian, and "Jools",
short for Julie. I can think of a couple of interesting people who seem to
bend the male/female "Jules rules" however: Julian May, the SF writer, who
is female; and Jools Holland the jazz musician, who is male!
> > > Since in French "Julie" [Zy"li] is
> > > definitely and only a feminine name, it
> > > sounds extremely strange to me ;)) .
> > "Julie" in English is hypocoristic for both
> > "Julius" and "Julia",
> That one sounds unusual. I haven't yet met a male
> Julie (and were I one, I'd surely change my
> name!); Julios and Juliocesares, yes.
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