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Mikulsky Brothers - more Informations?

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Re: Mikulsky Brothers - more Informations?

Posted: 4 Aug 2013 1:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
I do not think it is a matter of translation, it is simply pronounciation. In German, and some other European languages, a "J" is pronounced like the "Y" in English "yes" not like "J" in joy. Johann spoken, Yohan, Jakowski spoken, Yakowski in the same way, although spelt with a "W" the sound is "v". I have also seen words with the "Y" sound spelt with "ia". If Wilhelm was asked by an English speaking person what his name was that person would hear "Yakowski" and write it that way - poor old Wilhelm would have absolutely no idea that it had been done - he would still spell it Jakowski. I think he has been found.
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halpark 11 Aug 2013 10:14AM GMT 
BrianMartin62... 11 Aug 2013 11:52AM GMT 
halpark 11 Aug 2013 2:51PM GMT 
andreashoesch 11 Aug 2013 7:25PM GMT 
halpark 11 Aug 2013 10:25PM GMT 
halpark 4 Aug 2013 7:57PM GMT 
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