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On Tue, 11 Apr 2000 14:18:35 EDT Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]> writes:

> Then too, there have been occasional unsuccessful attempts at
> spelling
> reforms, and -z in names > -s may be a holdover (like Isabel vs
> Ysabel,
> Ibarra vs. Ybarra).
.

My roommate's last name is Irizarry, and he tells me that an alternate
spelling is Yrizarri.  He also sais that both Y/i-rizarr-i/y and
Y/i-barra are probably Basque names, which could account for the spelling
differences.


-Stephen (Steg)
 "nein, dos iz nit der šteg."