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Subject: Re: The nickname Jack in the UK has absolutely no connection with Jacques...
Author: Satu   (guest, 213.209.88.165)
Date: August 5, 2003 at 11:44:32 AM
Reply to: The nickname Jack in the UK has absolutely no connection with Jacques... by La Merriment
Hi Merriment,

Yes, it IS necessary to refer to the Frisian and Low German diminutives because that were the original forms brought to the Medieval England by Flemish wool weavers.

And I never said that J's are not pronounced like J's in the UK. I said that in _all the other languages_ I mentioned they are pronounced like Y!

Originally Jack had nothing to do with the French name Jacques, but later and still today Jack is often referred to be an English version of Jacques because of the similar sound. You will find that in many books even if most of the authors correctly mention that the connection was made up much later.

Regards, Satu

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