Re: Compiling a list of Semitic transliteration characters

From: Roozbeh Pournader <>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 15:36:06 -0700

On 2012/9/5 Bill Poser <> wrote:

> It is also at least logically possible for there to be transliterations
> from Semitic writing systems to non-Roman writing systems. I'm not aware of
> such a thing, but one can imagine, for example, Russian work using a
> Cyrillic-based transliteration. Even if such things are not in scholarly
> use, I bet they are used in phrase books for travelers and that sort of
> thing. I have used Japanese tourist guides and phrase books that
> transliterate foreign languages into kana.

Also, such transliteration systems exist for names basically to any writing
system. There are even Latin-to-Latin transliteration systems used for
languages like Turkish, which tend to prefer the change foreign names to be
readable by Turkish speakers.

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