Heroine Gillian

EstairM at aol.com EstairM at aol.com
Sat Oct 14 18:51:12 EDT 2000

Gillian was the heroine of the true story To Sir With Love.

> > >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 
>  > 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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