Re: Russian name question
|From:||Rodlox R <rodlox@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 9, 2005, 15:45|
>From: Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
>Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...>
>Subject: Re: Russian name question
>Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 08:54:28 +0300
>Rodlox R wrote:
> > in your opinion, what Russian name(s) would be closest* to either "Sara"
> > "Sarah" ?
> > * = in pronounciation, in roots, in meaning...any close-ness you want to
> > for your answer, is fine by me.
>I am not sure I fully understand your question.
a bit of explanitory backstory...
I am writing a bit of alternate history fanfiction, in the stargate sg1
universe. one of the bit characters in sg1 is named Sara -- about whom,
next-to-no backstory is known.
so, in writing this fanfiction, I changed history to the degree that her
familiy never left Russia, and thus she is part of the Russian stargate
program (which exists in canon, alongside an American stargate program).
I thought to ask what the character's name would be, if Russianized(sp),
rather than simply pick a Russian name at random.
>Anyway, the equivalent of the Biblical name 'Sarah' in the Russian language
>is _óÁÒÁ_ / _Sara_ or _óÁÒÒÁ_ / _Sarra_.
>This name is not popular at all
>among Russians, even though it is mentioned in the official list of the
>church names, because it is considered to be 'distinctly Jewish'. Nowadays
>this name is not in vogue among local Jews either, therefore I don't know
>any Sarah to tell you her Russian name - Jews here often have two names:
>one, European, for the official documents, another, Jewish, for the
hm. thanks; much appreciated.
> > thank you, both for your time and for your wisdom.
>You are welcome