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Subject: Re: Vergentlin - Andy, are you here? lol
Author: Mary-Olive   (guest,
Date: August 8, 2004 at 10:14:42 PM
Reply to: Vergentlin - Andy, are you here? lol by Claire
Hendel is a Yiddish petform of Hannah. In Russian, whose alphabet lacks the 'H', the letter 'G' is a regular substitute in its place; thus, Russian Jews called Hannah may be "Gendel" at home. The further diminutive -in extention would not be uncommon, but that Ver- is a headscratcher.

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