Re: Latin digraph characters

Date: Thu Mar 01 2001 - 01:20:02 EST

In a message dated 2001-02-28 14:13:23 Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> The initial character of the name is transliterated as CH in English, TCH
> in French, TSCH in German, C or CI in Italian, C WITH CARON in the
> official Russian transliteration. It's the same character as the first one
> in Chajkovskij, Chekhov...

Oddly enough, however, the great romantic composer's name is generally
rendered "Tchaikovsky" in English, with the "tch" combination that is not
used in any other English transliterations of Russian names. In olden days
the German or German-like spelling "Tschaikowsky" was more common.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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