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From: Juozas Rimas
To: phoNet@egroups.com
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2000 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: [phoNet] Spelling pronounciations.

"┼╗yd" (= what you transliterate as "Zhyd"). Polish Jews use it too when referring to themselves, and there's nothing politically incorrect about it. Etymologically, it's "Iudaeus" plus some complex history, just like "Jew".

Juozas wrote:
An analogy: "zhyd" (a Jew) is considered a racist word in Russian and
"zhydas" is a standard Lithuanian word but it may sound politically incorect
for those who want it:). What is Polish for "a Jew", Piotr?

Juozas Rimas