|Subject:||Re: Evoking the Greek Masters, please|
|Author:||Pavlos (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||April 22, 2003 at 1:20:14 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: Evoking the Greek Masters, please by Anastasia|
Indeed, Anastasia, most Greek surnames ending with "-akis" are form Crete. The ending "-akis" in first names is diminutive. So, what Johnny is to John, Yannakis is to Yanni. George Dubya, for example, is not-so-affectionately known as "Georgaki" in Greeca, as opposed to his dad George. The word you mention Anastasia, is "paidaki" (little child) as opposed to "paidi" (child).
PS: So much for the manlines of your GGL friend's name, Magia :P No self-respecting Greek male would continue calling himself "Little John" beyond the age of 13 :).
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