Re: [sig] Russian name help Part II
- At 05:51 PM 3/8/01 -0600, you wrote:
>Well, 'h' usually means 'backspace&delete' (except when it
>> Russian names are *easy*, compared to Gaelic!
>>  Try "mac Mathghamhana".
>Ouch. I haven't a clue as to how to pronounce that one.
doesn't...) So you take out 'th', 'gh', and 'mh', leaving you with
'mac Maaana' (look, a Hawaiian Irishman!) anglicized as 'mac Mahon'
and pronounced 'mac Man'.
>name anglicized as "MacLean".'mac Giolla Eain'
See what I mean? And to drag it back to Russian and on topic,
transliterations from Cyrillic don't muck about with letters that may
or may not be pronounced depending on which other letters they follow
Saying of the day: When I'm finally holding all the cards, why does
everyone decide to play chess?
- In a message dated 3/8/2001 11:34:06 AM Central Standard Time,
Russian names are *easy*, compared to Gaelic!
True. As far as figuring out the basics. But then...
We've trained two
different baronies how to pronounce "Ivan" -- now when someone calls
my husband AYE-van, everyone in hearing choruses "That's ee-VAHN!"
Hopefully, my students will do the same thing. I'm fantasising about hordes
of Russian majors and minors yelling at the CNN anchors: "That's ee-VAHN" and
Per fess embattled azure and gules, two otters passant or.
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- In a message dated 3/8/2001 6:25:00 PM Central Standard Time, rem@...
pulling head back into shell now
Hey, if you can't get your head out of the shell on this list, where else?