Re: Looking for transcription or transliteration standards latin->arabic

From: busmanus (
Date: Sun Jul 04 2004 - 19:15:16 CDT

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    Philipp Reichmuth wrote:

    >> If we were starting from scratch today, we'd probably do better. (I
    >> hope we would retain the "v" sound in "Чайковский" instead of converting
    >> it to "f".)
    > Except there is no "v sound", only an "f sound" in the Russian
    > pronunciation of Чайковский due to regressive assimilation.

    Just like in English or French, as far as I can perceive.
    The reason for spellings like "Stroganoff" for "Stroganov"
    is word-final devoicing in Russian, which is absent from
    French and at least much less marked in English, so it had
    to be denoted explicitly.

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