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2176Re: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] Ending Ski, Sky

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  • Judith Hrynenko
    Sep 4, 2004
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      Laurence,

      Thank your for your help !
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Laurence Krupnak" <Lkrupnak@...>
      To: <Galicia_Poland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2004 12:17 PM
      Subject: Re: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] Ending Ski, Sky


      > Hello Judith,
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      > 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).
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      > Lavrentiy
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      > Judith Hrynenko wrote:
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      > > Hello List Members,
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      > > 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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