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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?). -- "God is dead" -- Nietzsche "Nietzsche is dead" -- God ICQ #: 18656696 AOL screen-name: NikTailor