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Re: Russian

From:Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 18, 2001, 21:02
On Tue, 18 Sep 2001, Vasiliy Chernov wrote:

> On Sun, 16 Sep 2001 20:22:16 -0700, Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...> > wrote: > > >I just use the Serbian latinica orthography, with the following > >differences: letters with a hachek on it are followed by 'h' (ch, sh, zh), > >d-bar and c-acute are irrelevant because the soudns these represent are > >not present in Russian, and the addition of 'y' for "bI". A brief example > >(excuse what it is, I can't think of anything else off the top of my > >head) (also spelling might be wrong): > > > >Sojuz njerushimij respublik svobodnih > >splotila navjekij vjelikaja Rus > >da zdravstvujet sozdannih voljej narody > >jedinij, moguchij Sovjetskij Sojuz. > > Shouldn't it be: > > Sojuz njerushimYj respublik svobodnYh > splotila navjekI vjelikaja Rus > da zdravstvujet sozdannYJ voljej narodA > jedinYj, moguchij Sovjetskij Sojuz. > > - if I understand your explanations above correctly? >
Yes, it should. I really need to fix my Russian.
> >Eto nje horoshaja idjeja. > > So, your system doesn't differentiate {sh} from {s}+{h}? Or did you > actually mean _horošaja_?
Yes, it does differentiate, also in the Gimn above it should be c-hachek not "ch". If it wouldn't differentiate, it wouldn't be possible to know that the word "shvatiti" is pronounced [sxfa:titi]...=)
> > I've invented a dozen translitterations trying to make them reversible, > leaving space for adding accents, and aesthetically pleasing, but wasn't > really satisfied with any. > > An example of a not so bad one (reversible, allowing accents, all within > ISO-8859-1): >
These are interesting. Amusingly I had to change the display from default cyrillic... cheers, Frank