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Another Dmitri am I.


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The common way in these parts is Tchaikovsky, though you see variations of that, too.

thanks, you are absolutely right. i spend to much time on Russian forums, forgetting about proper transliteration. sorry about that [sad]




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How about Polov(e)tsian? I found about a 3:1 ratio of Polovtsian to Polovetsian on the googlometer, whether in all languages or just in Russian sites. I couldn't find it in Cyrillic, however. How *do you do it in Russian, vika?


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I think you do just fine, my Dear. :-) And yes, I too would very much like to know whether Polovetsian or Polovtsian is correct, if you could take the trouble to tell us. If memory serves, my youth orchestra conductor told us that, although the music was printed with the e, the "true" spelling didn't have it. My suspicion is that the differences in English spelling might be due to the fact that the two languages have different alphabets.


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Hey, doc, I'm Borodin, too!...can there be two of us? are we multiple personalities? And I've always been more of a dog person, anyway.

Cool site, vika.


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My suspicion is that the differences in English spelling might be due to the fact that the two languages have different alphabets.

Because the letter 'V' is a voiced fricative US'ns would *naturally put a vowel between a 'V' and a 'T' when spelling out a pronounciation. I suspect Slovic languages wouldn't consider that *natural at all.


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Because the letter 'V' is a voiced fricative US'ns would *naturally put a vowel between a 'V' and a 'T' when spelling out a pronounciation.
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Because the letter 'V' is a voiced fricative US'ns would *naturally put a vowel between a 'V' and a 'T' when spelling out a pronounciation.

I wonder if of troy would agree with that.


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Because the letter 'V' is a voiced fricative US'ns would *naturally put a vowel between a 'V' and a 'T' when spelling out a pronounciation.

I wonder if of troy would agree with that.


Um...I think where you put the emPHAsis (hi, tsuwm) makes a difference. I never say or think OF troy--it's always of TROY, so I have no "need" of adding a sound in there. But the music is pol-OV-tsi-an, and it's easier for English-speaking tongues to say pol-oh-VET-si-an. I think.


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I've never had any problem saying Polovtsian.

And I had the same roughly 3:1 ratio on .ru sites.


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