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perhaps from middle dutch.
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two people with the same name in Japan and Russia

Okay. If you have, say, two people named Bob, who are in a group of fairly close friends in Japan and Russia--they all refer to each other by thier first name or some variation--how would their friends differentiate/address them. For example, in the US, unless each particular person has a different nickname, they go by Bob S. and Bob Q. What would be the equivalent to that in Japan? What would also be the equivalent to that in Russia?

In a similar situation (but just in Japan this time), how would two people with the same last name be addressed by the teacher? (I'm correct in thinking that teachers would address their students by their last names, right?)

Thanks!
Tags: ~languages: japanese, ~languages: russian, ~names
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