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

deborah.dwj at suberic.net deborah.dwj at suberic.net
Thu Sep 21 10:32:19 EDT 2006

On Thu, 21 Sep 2006, Irina Rempt wrote:

|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.

I thought it could be the dimniutive of Ilyich, although the
Ilyas I went to school with were named Ilya, I think.  So maybe
it's both?

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require us to sit upon a weeping lady?"
	-- Loveday the butler, _Lady Dangerous_

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