|Subject:||Re: What exactly is Variant transliteration ?|
|Author:||Ivayla (Authenticated as Ivayla)|
|Date:||October 12, 2003 at 9:17:14 PM|
|Reply to:||What exactly is Variant transliteration ? by Suz|
Variant transliterations arise when transcribing a name from another alphabet into English. I am guessing you saw that in the Slavic names, so let me exlain.
The Cyrillic alphabet contains some letters that have no definite counterparts in English. For example (you need to have your encoding on Cyrillic to read those):
The Cyrillic alphabet doesn't have a letter for the "x" sound, so names like Alexander are spelled with "ks": Aleksander. That is why such names can be written in English either with "ks" or with "x"
I hope this clears things a bit :P
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