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2104Re: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] Ending Ski, Sky

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  • Laurence Krupnak
    Sep 2, 2004
      Hello Judith,

      Polish orthography does not allow a y to follow a k, thus Polish
      surnames of the form that you are discussing end as -ski and never
      -skyi. However, you'll find Uke's in America (US and Canada) with
      surname endings as -ski because that is how their name was spelled in
      Europe while Ukes were in Poland(and they didn't want to change the
      spelling to sky).



      Judith Hrynenko wrote:
      > Hello List Members,
      > Over the years I have seen Polish last names ending with SKI AND SKY,
      > Many times I have questioned it and have been told that if the last name
      > ends with Ski the family is Polish. If it ends with Sky, the family is
      > Ukrainian? Could someone give clarification on the subject ?
      > Best Regards,
      > Judy
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