[or-roots] Rolfe, Roff ...
rayp6217 at comcast.net
Fri Aug 1 19:28:00 PDT 2008
Also I have notice that some writers actually made their esses along the
lines of some old European script and they can look like effes is they got
sloppy or lazy on the lower end of the s.
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Subject: [or-roots] Rolfe, Roff ...
> Don't remember the subject line of these posts about this, but wanted to
> say that the "ff" is sometimes synonomous with "ss", as in Capt Thomas
> Avery Akins (preferably not Aikins), an early Coloradian - '58 -
> married Margaret Sterritt Ross / Roff / Rofs in 1833 in Ohio. Blame
> phonetic spelling combined with dialectic pronunciation ...
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