Re: Anglicization of names (was Re: Language naming terminology)
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 24, 1998, 0:29|
John Cowan wrote:
> Nik Taylor wrote:
> > Anyways, is this a common phenomenon in other cultures, or is this
> > largely restricted to Anglo-Saxon cultures?
> Oh, no, it is quite general.
Actually, I should have been clearer - I knew it existed in other
cultures, what I wanted to know was whether it was as common in others.
Apparently it is.
> Many a Pennsylvania *Carpenter*, bearing a name that
> is English, from the French, from the Latin, and there
> a Celtic loanword in origin, is neither English, French,
> Latin, or Celt, but an original German *Zimmermann*.
And most Millers in the US are from German _Mu"ller_ (sp?).
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