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Subject: Re: Any info on Mashka?
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: August 13, 2010 at 4:35:49 AM
Reply to: Any info on Mashka? by yuliya-inna
Masha is a Russian diminutive of Maria, and the -k- looks as if it would make it a double diminutive. Of course, Megan and Maria aren't related at all, but perhaps your great-grandmother just used an affectionate nickname form of a name she was familiar with that started with M.

Did the old lady really dislike the English language? How inconvenient for her! At least she loved your sister.

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