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Re: Spellings
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2005, 09:31:24 PM »
can someone please post this in translated into english fore example
#1: A
#2: B
so on and so on.

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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2005, 09:32:53 PM »


can someone post the translation into english please
for example:
#1: A
#2: B
and so on.

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Re: Spellings
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2005, 09:55:51 PM »
1. A
2. B
3. V
4. G
5. D
6. E (ye)
7. Yo
8. Zh
9. Z
10. I (ee)
11. no equivalent -- called i kratkoe (short i), it's the letter/sound at the end of Nikolai.
12. K
13. L
14. M
15. N
16. O
17. P
18. R
19. S
20. T
21. U (oo)
22. F
23. Kh
24. Ts
25. Ch
26. Sh
27. Shch
28. hard sign
29. no equivalent -- it's a bit like #10, but made at the back of the throat. One of the toughest sounds for non-native speakers to master.
30. soft sign
31. Eh
32. Yu
33. Ya
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Re: Spellings
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2005, 09:59:22 PM »
Thanks, Georgiy, for the info on pre-revolutionary orthography. I'd always wondered why I couldn't quite make out Aleksei's signature!

Jelisaveta -- I'll try to post Elizaveta before the end of this weekend.  :)
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Re: Spellings
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2005, 11:35:31 PM »
I should also add that Fedorovna starts with the letter 'Theta' not 'F' in Pre-revolutionary times.
Please be patient - I will post the pre-Revolutionary versions during the upcoming week.
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Re: Spellings
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2005, 08:13:09 PM »
Here you go:


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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2005, 09:18:59 PM »
Ah, Georgiy, that's fabulous - thank you!
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Re: Spellings
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2005, 09:53:02 PM »
Eto nichego!

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Re: Spellings
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2005, 01:24:35 AM »
Georgiy, isn't it spelled Feodorovna?

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Re: Spellings
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2005, 02:46:22 AM »
My Russian books about the IF say Fedorovna, so I suppose so. I've never thought about it before.

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« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2005, 09:42:59 AM »
I've seen it two ways in both Russian and English: Feodorovna, and Fyordorovna. The first spelling corresponds to the Russian vowel combination of 'e-o'. The second uses the Russian letter 'yo' (#7 on the chart). Sometimes in Russian-language books, they leave the two dots off - it's understood by native speakers, I guess, which could lead to the English spelling of Fedorovna.
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« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2005, 08:41:30 PM »
I think in that case it probably is the letter 'yo'. I'll have to ask my wife, as that would put the stress on the first syllable (I guess). In that case, I've been saying it wrong all these years!

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Re: Spellings
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2005, 03:55:03 AM »
Yes, it is definately the letter 'yo'.

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« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2005, 11:35:57 AM »
And who tells me how to write Elizaveta now?? :-[
PLEASE :-[

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« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2005, 02:45:46 AM »
Here is a link to see the present day Russian alphabet. The four letters that were eliminated after the revolution are at the end of the alphabet:

http://kodeks.uni-bamberg.de/AKSL/Schrift/RussAlphabet.htm

By the way, it should be mentioned that unlike English where both printing and script are used interchangably, Russian is most always written in script.

David