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

deborah.dwj at suberic.net deborah.dwj at suberic.net
Thu Sep 21 10:57:21 EDT 2006

On Thu, 21 Sep 2006, Roger Burton West wrote:

|On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 10:32:19AM -0400, deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
|>On Thu, 21 Sep 2006, Irina Rempt wrote:
|>|"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?
|No, -ich means "son of". I think that Irina's correct, and "Ilya" is not
|a diminutive form.

D'oh, I knew that.  Teach me to listen to my friends. :P

I never metadiscourse I didn't like.

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