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

Irina Rempt irina at valdyas.org
Thu Sep 21 09:14:38 EDT 2006

On Thursday 21 September 2006 04:41, J.E. Powers wrote:
> I can think of several Russian men's names that end in "a", like
> Mischa, Illya, Kolya, Sascha...
> +++++++++
> Interesting that these are all nicknames...

"Illya" surely not? AFAIK it's the Slavic form of Elia.

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Beghinnen can ick, volherden will' ick, volbringhen sal ick.
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