From: Alexander Savenkov (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jul 14 2004 - 09:31:42 CDT
2004-07-13T13:57:37+03:00 Peter Kirk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In the original Russian, the two dots would appear over the Cyrillic e
> only in rather specialised circumstances or in texts marked up
Correct. Some people however would like to change that (i.e. so that
the dots are no longer optional).
> For in Russian these dots are considered highly optional, and
> e with dots (pronounced o or yo - a spelling rule prescribes this
> instead of o after certain letters when stressed) is not a separate
> letter of the alphabet (contrast i kratkoe, Cyrillic i with breve, which
> is a fully separate letter from i).
That’s wrong, Peter. The letter «¸» is a separate letter. Please don’t
spread your wrong assumptions in the list.
> And indeed the dotless e is
> reflected in the commonest English transcription, Khrushchev (and
> similarly Gorbachev etc).
-- Alexander Savenkov http://www.xmlhack.ru/ email@example.com http://www.xmlhack.ru/authors/croll/
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