[Ads-l] P. S. on "Chas"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun May 31 17:01:49 UTC 2015


I've assumed, without actual knowledge, that "Chas" as a nickname for "Charles", pronounced /tSaez/, originated as a spelling pronunciation for what began as an orthographic abbreviation.  Does anyone know for sure?

LH

> On May 31, 2015, at 11:22 AM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> 
> Should this discussion distinguish between written abbreviations and oral truncations?  I wonder whether Charles F. Lummis was actually called "Chas".
> Joel     From: ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
> Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:11 AM
> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] query on -s truncation
> 
> Serendipitously I re-encountered an abbreviation that apparently
> follows the pattern under discussion in the naming domain:
> 
> Charles => Chas.
> Charles F. Lummis => Chas. F Lummis
> 
> [ref] 1900, September-October, The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of
> California and the West, Edited by Chas. F. Lummis, Volume 13, Number
> 4, In the Lion's Den by Chas. F. Lummis, Start Page 291, Quote Page
> 292, The Land of Sunshine Publishing Co., Los Angeles, California.
> (Google Books Full View) link [/ref]
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> Garson
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