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Subject: Re: Jimmy-boy
Author: Ivayla   (Authenticated as Ivayla)
Date: June 9, 2005 at 3:13:18 PM
Reply to: Jimmy-boy by יֶרֶד
Ya'aqov (Hebrew) -> Iakobos (Greek) -> Jacobus (Latin) -> Jacomus (Latin) -> James. There was a reasonable explanation of why the Romans found "m" more appealing/easier to pronounce than "b", but you'd have to search in the archives.

~ Ivayla

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

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