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Subject: Re: Harry from Greek?
Author: Chrisell   (Authenticated as Chrisell)
Date: October 22, 2005 at 10:22:12 PM
Reply to: Re: Harry from Greek? by Damis
Now, about 'Harrys', I didnt claim in any of my previous posts that the English 'Harry' came from Greek 'Harrys'. All I said is that 'Harry' is indeed closer to Greek 'Harrys' than to Norman 'Henry'...and isn't that a fact???

No, what Cleveland is saying is that the pronunciation of Harry is the same as the Norman pronunciation of Henry - they were the same name in Norman times. There is no logical or linguistic connection with Harrys.


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