[DWJ] In which I satisfy the curious (I hope!)

Gili Bar-Hillel gbhillel at netvision.net.il
Wed Sep 20 12:10:51 EDT 2006

>>I can think of several Russian men's names that end in "a", like Mischa,
>>Illya, Kolya, Sascha...

>All of them diminutive or familiar forms, I believe.

Perhaps originally, but I know a young man whose given name is Illya. And
I've just remembered I know a Swedish man whose name is Ola.

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