Paul Baptist (kaji_sensei) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Help with name spellings?

Been on a facebook binge looking up random people I can remember names to, but every so often something stumps me. In this particular case, it's a Polish last name that we used to always pronounce "pat-ri-KOW-ski", but that's not turning up any hits whatsoever, and I'm certain it's got to be wrong. Anyone here able to lend a hand?

Another name that's been elusive is pronounced "joe-WAN", but I've got no idea how to spell that one either (only hint I can offer is that the guy was black).

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help with either!
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