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* Carlos Thompson <[log in to unmask]> [000410 15:03]:
> BP Jonsson wrote:
> > What would Benedictus Philippus become in Brithenig?  As for the
> > surname I and Mr Cowan would be namesakes in Brithenig, since
> > IIANM Ewan < Ioannes.
>
> Interesting this Iohannes name how many aspects could have en each language.
>
> In Colombia, John (and Jonh and Jhon), Giovanni (occationally Yovani) and
> Iván are common names besides Spanish standard form of Juan.
>
> But my favorite is Jacob (Latin?), which surfaces in Spanish as Jacobo,
> Diego, Santiago and Jaime.  All forms are very common, and pretty old.

Iohannes comes from hebrew Jochanan doesn't it? That's what "name your
baby"-books tend to claim at least.

Other names from the same... Jan, Jon, Jo, Hans, Ian, Sean, Ivan, Janne,
Yvonne, Jane, Jean, Jeanette, Joan, Hanna, Henny, Anne... does any other
name have *that* many localized variants?


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