dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #259

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Tue Jan 16 21:33:51 EST 2001

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Gili wrote
>I 'm also wracking my brains over what to call Cat. The translator has left 
> it so that that the name would be pronounced "cat" but mean nothing at all 
> to the reader. (though I do bring into account that "cat" is probably one of 
> the first 50 words anyone learns in English). But I'm still not sure we 
> shouldn't call him "khatouli", which is Hebrew for "kitty" and sounds like a 
> reasonable affectionate nickname for a small boy.

Would it work to call him "cat" most of the time but occasionly 
have people use "khatouli" as a longer form, to make the derivation 

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