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Re: 11gon
Posted:
Oct 31, 1994 12:25 AM


Of course the prime current example of this transliteration formula is the attempts to change Socrates to Sokrates. German underwent a stylistic change about 1870 in which the letter c was rendered almost nonexistent; some attempts still persist in changing Carl Gauss to Karl Gauss, but anyone who has seen any of his surviving autographs knows full well that he apparently never used Karl.
Does anyone know about Jacob Steiner or Jakob? I have never seen an autograph or publication directly, and am very curious.
Michael Keyton



