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Subject: Re: Very nice Pavlos... (more)
Author: Pavlos   (guest)
Date: April 16, 2002 at 3:59:24 AM
Reply to: Very nice Pavlos... (more) by Mike C
Thanks Mike! I definitely prefer female names ending with an "eta" to be transliterated with an "e" rather then an "i" (eg. Ariadne rather than Ariadni). Concerning "betas", "V" is phonetically closer than "B". However, again, I think "Basilis" is more elegant than "Vasilis". Hence, better Phoebe than Phoevi! Things become more complex with diphthongs: for example "au" (alpha upsilon) may be pronounced either as "av" of "aph". Hence I transliterate my name as "Pavlos" rather than "Paulos".
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