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  •  It can go either way: (3+ / 0-)
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    Viktor Giugo (Hugo)
    Nataniel Gotorn (Hawthorne)
    Garry Gudini (Harry Houdini)

    but...

    Ernest Khemingvei (Hemingway)
    Tomas Khardy (Hardy)
    Alfred Khichkok (Hitchcock)

    G- names tended to be older, Kh- names newer, but there are exceptions on both ends.  Since "Garry" is an older transliteration, it's stuck even for contemporaries.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 02:10:53 PM PDT

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    •  *Kheminguei (1+ / 0-)
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      AoT

      My mistake.

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 02:14:06 PM PDT

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    •  Does Cyrillic have an official transliteration? (1+ / 0-)
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      pico

      I know Arabic does not and it causes a lot of consternation for some.

      If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

      by AoT on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 02:45:37 PM PDT

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      •  It has a couple, heh. (1+ / 0-)
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        Here you go!

        There's the Library of Congress standard, which is pretty common, but it also gives us unrecognizable names like Chaǐkovskiǐ (Tchaikovsky), so usually people tend toward LoC (minus the diacritic marks), but then default to "familiar" spellings when possible, including endings (-sky rather than -skii, etc.)

        Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

        by pico on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 03:00:03 PM PDT

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