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From: Edwina Ward <>
Subject: [POLAND] Re: Language
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 16:36:26 -0700 (PDT)
> Just as in English, many words from other languages
> become common when used in conversation in another
> language. It wasn't until my sister taught in
> that she discovered that the word my grandfather
> (Dziadzia) always used for potato was actually the
> Russian form of the word potato. So, it seems
> natural that maybe the word was changed becaue of a
foreign language or a Polish ending. Debbie G. might
be more helpful.
> Edwina Ward
> Researching: WINKOWSKI/NOWACZEWSKI &
> --- wrote:
> > Growing up we always called our grandmother Busia
> > and our greatgrandmother
> > Babka. Checked my Polish dictionary and find
> > listed as grandmother and
> > no listing for Busia. Anyone have an explanation?
> > My grandmother, who was
> > born in Brodnica, Prussian Poland, always referred
> > to older women as
> > Babushkas.
> > Catherine Havemeier
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