[Ads-l] new unisex names

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat May 9 19:32:58 UTC 2015


> On May 9, 2015, at 2:16 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 11:55 PM, Dave Hause <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:
> 
>> Obadiah
>> Jeremiah
>> Zacharia
>> Zebulon
>> Meschach
>> Methuselah
>> 
> 
> Not to mention "Shadrach" and "Abednego."
> 
> For a very long time, I thought that the latter name was "Abindigo." When I
> discovered that it was "Abednego," I thought that I must have misunderstood
> it. Then, after about seventy years, I again heard the spiritual from which
> I had originally learned about the "three Hebrew children" and the singers
> *clearly* used "Abindigo." Today, I find in W:pedia,
> 
> "Abednego (sometimes spelled _Abendigo_)"
> 
...a-bending to English phonotactics, à la Brett "Farve" or or-durvz

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