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 Message 41 of 58
27 March 2015 at 4:02am | IP Logged 
Thank you. By the way, does anyone know how to write my name "Faizal Yunus Ibrahim" in Greek letters? I'ver tried but got stuck because I didn't know what is the Greek letter for "Y". For "Faizal", would it be "Φαιζαλ"? And what will "Ibrahim" be?
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 Message 42 of 58
27 March 2015 at 6:32am | IP Logged 
It's Φαϊζάλ Γιουνούς Ιμπραχίμ. The digraph "αι" is pronounced /e/ in modern Greek, so the "ι" needs to be distinguished as "ϊ". The stress marks are mandatory. While the letter "Γ" is normally pronounced like the Arabic غ (gh), before "ι" it gets palatalized into something resembling "y". The letter combination "μπ" represents the sound /b/ in modern Greek.
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 Message 43 of 58
28 March 2015 at 1:00am | IP Logged 
vonPeterhof wrote:
It's Φαϊζάλ Γιουνούς Ιμπραχίμ. The digraph "αι" is pronounced /e/ in modern Greek, so the "ι" needs to be distinguished as "ϊ". The stress marks are mandatory. While the letter "Γ" is normally pronounced like the Arabic غ (gh), before "ι" it gets palatalized into something resembling "y". The letter combination "μπ" represents the sound /b/ in modern Greek.


Why didn't use "Ιβραχίμ" for "Ibrahim"?
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 Message 44 of 58
28 March 2015 at 10:40am | IP Logged 
The letter β is pronounced [v] in modern Greek. I suppose if you were to spell it according to Classical Attic Greek spelling it would be something like Φαισάλ Ἰουνούς Ἰβραίμ (the ζ was pronounced "zd", so it's probably better to use a simple σ, in line with the original Arabic; the sound [h] did exist in Classical Greek, but it would disappear between vowels, and χ was pronounced like an aspirated "k"). Or you could use the traditional Greek renditions of the latter two names to get Φαισάλ Ἰωνᾶς Ἀβραάμ.
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 Message 45 of 58
29 March 2015 at 3:03am | IP Logged 
My name is Jorn, which is some really messed up orthographical deviation of George
(from Γιώργος), having passed through the ages towards the Scandinavian lands (I think
it is of Danish origin, maybe German, but in different countries the spelling and
pronunciation varies). It's a very rare variant that's almost never used, but that is
exactly why it was given to me. The name simply means farmer, the one who works the
earth.

My second name (!) is Mart and this is derived from Martinus, obviously. It means
Warrior of Mars in Latin, but since I am actually simply named Mart (it's officially
written as such on my identity cards).

My last name is van Schaïk, and Schaijk is simply a small Dutch village (so it means
my ancestors probably came from this small village in Brabant).

Edited by tarvos on 29 March 2015 at 3:04am

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 Message 46 of 58
29 March 2015 at 3:00pm | IP Logged 
vonPeterhof wrote:
The letter β is pronounced [v] in modern Greek. I suppose if you were to spell it according to Classical Attic Greek spelling it would be something like Φαισάλ Ἰουνούς Ἰβραίμ (the ζ was pronounced "zd", so it's probably better to use a simple σ, in line with the original Arabic; the sound [h] did exist in Classical Greek, but it would disappear between vowels, and χ was pronounced like an aspirated "k"). Or you could use the traditional Greek renditions of the latter two names to get Φαισάλ Ἰωνᾶς Ἀβραάμ.


How is Greek written? According to its Latin source or its pronounciation?
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 Message 47 of 58
30 March 2015 at 1:28am | IP Logged 
According to the Greek pronunciation - Latin doesn't play a role at all given that Greek
was attested earlier than Latin, it is the Romans that stole from the Greeks (and they
freely admitted to this).
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 Message 48 of 58
30 March 2015 at 5:18am | IP Logged 
And so, Greek has different pronounciation than English? Whose pronounciation similar to Greek?


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