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

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Wed Sep 20 13:48:00 EDT 2006


>On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 05:56:40PM +0200, Gili Bar-Hillel wrote:
>
>>I can think of several Russian men's names that end in "a", like Mischa,
>>Illya, Kolya, Sascha...

Roger pointed out:

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

I'll trouble you to keep your diminutive and familiar Russian men under
control, please.

This is getting like something out of Beachcomber.  Do these vertically
challenged Russians have red beards?

Minnow





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