dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #195

Ven ven at vvcrane.junglelink.co.uk
Fri Jul 21 20:35:55 EDT 2000


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> Paul wrote:
> 
> > And with that in mind, I recall reading something along the following
> > lines: Dutch settlers in America, bringing tradition of Sinter Klass;
> > other people can't pronounce it so good, and over the years it become
> > Santa Claus.
> and Philip said
> Given, iirc, a large number of German settlers in the US, I can see how Klass
> became Claus.  And I suppose a Spanish influence could turn Sinter into Santa.
> 
> So the conclusion in that case is that it _is_ a mixed language name.  Dutch,
> German and Spanish.  Oh well.
> 
I suspect the link with Spain would come from the period when the 
Netherlands were occupied by the Spanish around the 1500s so 
Santa becane Sinter. '
                                           Ven.

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