OT Norman French and Old English

Sally Odgers sodgers at tassie.net.au
Wed Sep 25 22:33:52 EDT 2002


> So in answer to your question, is it the same name, the answer is, it is a
> variant. Like is Eliza the same name as Elisabeth. Depending on who is
> asking, and the context of the question, the answer can be yes or no.

Thanks, Robyn;  The pronunciation of Aelfthryth *does* seem to be either
El-frith, Al-frith or Al-thryth... any of t\which is quite acceptable.
Confusion seems to come from that conjoined AE - some sources say "E as in
pet" and others "A as in cat".

Sallyo.


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