Posted By:Phillip Applebaum
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Subject:Re: Looking for Information: Israel Eiser(Isser) Sevin or Levin of Russia/Poland/Ukr
Post Date:October 03, 2012 at 19:29:57
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Forum:Jewish Forum
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I don't think it's a matter of switching. Most Americans cannot read and properly pronounce Polish. A name like Zolotnicka would be pronounced "zolot-nick -a" instead of zolotnitzka, so why not spell it phonetically?