[DWJ] naming people

estairm at yahoo.com estairm at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 21 13:48:04 EDT 2007


Yes, but there is a BostonER Rebbe!


--- devra at aol.com wrote:

> It seems to me that there is a relationship to the
> final letter of the town/country etc. If it is a
> vowel, or a liquid sound, then you add 'ian' - i.e.
> Cantabridian. If it is a consonant, then you add
> 'er' - i.e. 'Londoner, New Yorker'. This doesn't
> work all the time, but it's a start... But then
> there's Bostonian (sigh(
>  
> Devra, not at all a linguist, but a Brooklynite
> (never a Brooklynian)
>  
>  
>
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