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."