From: Patrick Andries (Patrick.Andries@xcential.com)
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 07:05:57 CDT
Patrick Andries a écrit :
>> So the change is more like Beijing -> Peking than Berlin -> Kitchener.
> Without a political change Constantinople would not have changed name
> in a matter of days (at least as far as the officials were concerned).
> In any case, it is not a transliteration problem (Beijing --> Pékin).
[PA] I wrote this a bit too fast this morning (first message !). I
believe the origin of Istanbul is a bit too obscure to decide whether it
is due to a transcription or a complete name change. Just to confuse
things further Konstantaniye was apparently used by the Turkish
administration and a Greek form Istimboli is attested in the XIVth century.
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