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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@...> >To: >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" >or > > "Sarah" ? > > > > * = in pronounciation, in roots, in meaning...any close-ness you want to >use > > for your answer, is fine by me. > >I am not sure I fully understand your question.
apologies. 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_.
thank you.
>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 >synagogue.
hm. thanks; much appreciated.
> > thank you, both for your time and for your wisdom. > >You are welcome
> >-- Yitzik