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April 22nd, 2007
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My Sister, Nicole Vienneau, Has Gone Missing in Syria

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Date:September 20th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)

Re: Citadel Hotel list

That would actually make sense. The letter jeem (soft j) is often pronounced with a hard G in say Egypt for example (but usually the soft j in syria). I could see someone not overly great with english just intermixing the G and J easily although I don't know why they wouldn't just copy it from the passport as it is. Are these lists from passports or are they just the person listening and writing?

I myself will alternate with the pronounciation of jeem as a soft j or a hard g just depending on my mood. As I said however, that is more of an Egyptian thing. Of course this is the Cairo hotel right? Any connection with them to Egypt... are the people working there or owning it egyptian?
Date:September 20th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Citadel Hotel list

I managed to contact Ghislaine in Switzerland and it is not her.

There are many people with the hyphenated last name "Robert-Nicoud" in Switzerland... I'm not sure what "Jijian" is supposed to be - but it most likely is a french first name.
Date:September 28th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Citadel Hotel list

Could it possibly be Vivian? There is no V letter in Arabic, so they could have misread something like Vivienne as two Js.
Also, if you are not having much luck with Lu or Liu, a name like Lau ( having an ow sound) would also transliterate with "lam" and "waw".
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