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Boatman  #869758
by Catesse (AU), 2017-05-02, 05:48  like dislike  Spam?  
You probably need somebody with a deeper knowledge of Polish than I have, but a few thoughts.
I have had a good look through Polish dictionaries as well as bilingual dictionaries, and although "łódż" can mean a boat, there is nothing that I can find to indicate that Łodzian(a) means anything other than an inhabitant of Łódź. No dictionary that I can find translates "boatsman" as anything like "łodzian".
"Łodz" and "Łódź": I don't think that  "Łodz" exists in "proper" Polish. "Łódź" is monosyllabic, with "ó" as the only vowel, a "closed" vowel. When you add another syllable, it changes to "Ło-dzian". The "o" is now an "open" vowel. The fact that the "dz" is a "soft" consonant pair is now shown by the following "i" instead of the accent above the "ź". (Elementary Polish orthography.)
If you want to be sure whether Łodzian can possibly mean "boatman", you need a real expert on Polish, not somebody who just claims to be (which I do not). (Professions derived in this way often/mostly end in "-iarz", not "-ian".)
I would be interested in knowing if you find out anything more definite about this.
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