|Subject:||Onomastics and cold war politics|
|Author:||Pavlos (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|Date:||February 19, 2006 at 11:38:09 PM|
|Reply to:||Re: OT: I like your quote n/t by Kassios|
It was the late Marshall Tito who added -ski endings to Bulgarian surnames in the region of today's FYROM, so as to generate a "macedonian" nationality (distinct from the Bulgarian) to serve his geopolitical priorities. As I understand, most "macedonians" in FYROM whose surname ends with -ski have Bulgarian great-grandparents whose surnames ended with -ev or -ov.
So Kassios, the chances you find a pre-1940s inscription with "Alexandrovski" are practically zero. As good sports, we should be on the outlook for Alexandrevs or Alexandrovs :P
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