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Subject: Re: Syma
Author: Christo   (Authenticated as Christo)
Date: August 30, 2004 at 5:57:40 AM
Reply to: Syma by Claire
I have some comments on the spelling in Polish.

There could be three consistent initial clusters:

Polish "Sy-" is similar to the English "see". A hard "s".
Polish "Szy-" is similar to the English "she". A hard "sh".
Polish "Si-" is also similar to the English "she" but very very soft.

Thus, the spellings "Szi-", "Shi-", etc. are inconsistent in Polish.

Please note that in Polish, there is not a soft "s" but a soft "sh" instead. In Russian, there are both hard and soft "s" and only a hard "sh".

Thus, "Syma" could be just the Polish spelling of the Russian name "Sima". Sima can be the nn of Serafima, as supposed by Lassia.

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