Names (was: Re: YotG - wee bittie spoilers)

otheng otheng at kinghenry8.coventry.sch.uk
Thu Oct 12 11:19:23 EDT 2000


----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at Proffitt.com>

> On Wed, 11 Oct 2000 11:45:03 +0100, otheng wrote:
>
> >But
> >who's ever heard of a Gill or Gillian as a heroine?
>
> Katharine Kerr's Deverry series has a Gillian, but her nickname is spelled
> Jill (I imagine the J is for clarity, since most English speakers will
> assume an initial G is hard).


Most English English speakers recognise it as a diminutive of "Gillian" and
use the soft "g". A lot of Americans I've only met online assume it is a
hard "g" and, worse still, that I am male!

Gill (middle-aged mother of two)



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