From an Anatolian soldier to a Byzantine emperor.
The German Word “Bitte”
I request that you please read this.
The German Word “Dampfen”
Notice the lack of the umlaut.
The German Word “Verrückt”
It means “crazy”
Moses Mendelssohn | Name Changes
Moses ben Mendel Dessau (1729-?) He was born in the town of Dessay in Germany to a poor Jewish family. Since Moses had a curved […]
Tokugawa Ieyasu | Name Changes
Matsudaira Takechiyo (1542-1562) Tokugawa was born into the Matsudaira clan. He was given the name Takechiyo, which became temporary. His parents were teenagers, with his […]
The Problem With Johnny Harris’ Video Game Map Theory
Glory be to the grind.
Anaïs Nin | Unique Names
Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell (1903-1977) This is her full name. She was born in France to a Catalan father and […]
Daniel Featley | Name Changes
I did some ancestry research, and it turns out that I am a descendant of Daniel Featley. Richard Fairclough (1582-?) He was born in Charleton-uopon-Otmoor, […]
The Russian Word “Chuvak”
When I was learning Russian via subtitles on YouTube videos, I tried to take note of the instances of common words that were used. In […]