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 Message 809 of 1511
18 August 2013 at 11:55pm | IP Logged 
I have also constantly been wondering why Danish words with an 'y' (always vocalic) are transliterated into Russian using an 'ю' - 'ы' would be a better choice (not quite the same sound, but at least not pronouced as 'you').

Or why Чайкoвский is written as Tchaikovsky and not Tchaikovskij in English.

Sometimes bad habits just stick.
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 Message 810 of 1511
19 August 2013 at 4:55am | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
As for that other anecdote, there were some problems with the towels when
I went to take a shower, and with the bed sheets... so I spoke in Russian.

Sounds like success with the Russian. Congratulations.

On a side note - I like the Killers too!

(I remember in high school my mom freaked out hearing about them because of their name. I
had to reassure her it wasn't some death cult, just a regular harmless rock band.)
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 Message 811 of 1511
19 August 2013 at 6:24am | IP Logged 
Hekje wrote:

(I remember in high school my mom freaked out hearing about them because of their name. I had to reassure her it wasn't some death cult, just a regular harmless rock band.)


Hahahahahahah awesome, I can see my mom here.
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 Message 812 of 1511
19 August 2013 at 8:01am | IP Logged 
Transliteration can be strange though - в is
transliterated v in Dutch but in publications
from some years ago it is always w. My dad
talked about Wladiwostok not Vladivostok
although the correct transliteration is the
latter. Note that w is not English w but
something between v and English w usually.
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 Message 813 of 1511
19 August 2013 at 9:40am | IP Logged 
A bad habbit of transcription of [h] as г in Russian is not fully eliminated. And why is
cognac коньяк in Russian, not коняк?
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 Message 814 of 1511
19 August 2013 at 12:21pm | IP Logged 
That former one makes more sense if you pronounce the letter as in the Ukraine or
Southern Russia
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 Message 815 of 1511
19 August 2013 at 12:41pm | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
That former one makes more sense if you pronounce the letter as in the
Ukraine or
Southern Russia

That's why it appeared.
But from the Russian point of view х is closer to h than the Ukrainian г.
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 Message 816 of 1511
19 August 2013 at 12:50pm | IP Logged 
I wouldn't say that so quickly, to me the southern Russian г sounds more like h than x
does.


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