name "Vida"; Why was the "Da-" lost?
vidamorkunas at TELUS.NET
Tue Feb 11 02:49:31 UTC 2003
some do... some of my friends call me Davida, but most call me Vida.
vidamorkunas at telus.net
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
Of Gerald Cohen
Sent: February 10, 2003 5:45 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: name "Vida"; Why was the "Da-" lost?
>At 5:45 PM -0800 2/9/03, vida morkunas wrote:
>Vida (vee-da) is the feminine of David - a common name for Lithuanian
>I don't look *at all* like Vida Blue - my ancestry is
What happened to the "Da-" of "Davida"? Do any Lithuanian women have
this longer form?
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