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Another Shakespeare Quiz
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.2000  Monday, 5 December 2005

From: 		Larry Weiss <
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Date: 		Friday, 02 Dec 2005 13:48:46 -0500
Subject: 16.1989 Another Shakespeare Quiz
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1989 Another Shakespeare Quiz

 >Ariel is the only non-Indo-European name on the list. His (its?)
 >name is -- I say this with trepidation -- Hebrew.

This might be so, for all I know.  But, if so, it appears to be 
accidental.  Ariel is a classical air elemental spirit and I think 
his/her name is designed to convey that.

A more interesting question is where did WS learn about air elementals.

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