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    Help to translate a few names into Russian

    I have difficulty in writing the following names in Russian.
    I appreciate very much if you write them in Russian.
    Nissanka De Silva
    Jayatissa De Silva
    Kumar De Silva
    Suneth De Silva
    Harinda De Silva
    Daya De Silva
    .................................................. ........................................

    I wrote some names in Russian. I know they are not correct.

    Roger [ Роджер]

    Eric [ Эрик]

    Michael [ Майкл]

    Eva [ Ева ]

    I would be grateful to you if you could help me.

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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    wrote some names in Russian. I know they are not correct.

    Roger [ Роджер]

    Eric [ Эрик]

    Michael [ Майкл]

    Eva [ Ева ]
    These are correct
    Why are you having troubles with the other ones? Just make a simple transliteration.

    Nissanka De Silva - Ниссанка Де Сильва (or Силва)
    Jayatissa De Silva - Джаятисса Де Сильва
    Kumar De Silva - Кумар
    Suneth De Silva - Сунет
    Harinda De Silva - Харинда
    Daya De Silva - Дая

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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by katherina
    Why are you having troubles with the other ones? Just make a simple transliteration.
    Actually, their spelling depend on their original pronunciation, so "a simple transliteration" is not the best solution.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    I thank Kathrerina and Оля for the replies.

    It is a tall order to write Russian. I must look at my Russian grammars and the Internet resources to write Russian. I can never write properly.

    I must post here to get your help.

    As Оля says a simple transliteration won't work. You should know good Russian

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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Markarios
    You should know good Russian
    No, Markarios, you should know the original pronunciation of those names.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    No, Markarios, you should know the original pronunciation of those names.
    Оля is right. For example, “a simple transliteration” of the name Jayatissa is Джаятисса. As you see the letter j was translated as дж (like in the word Jupiter), but recently the Swedish name Johanna was discussed in the thread “Best translation of my name”, and you will find interesting example there, which uncovers a problem of name translation. Therefore, you have to try to convey a sound of each name, if you want to get a correct translation into Russian.

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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    Thanks everybody for the replies.

    Оля
    I have no problems with the original pronunciation. I speak English, Swedish and French.
    Russian is a tall order to me.

    For me Russian and French are beautiful languages.

    I have been to Russia and France several times. I have been to the USSR during the Communist era. I flew with Aeroflot several times.
    I was in the great city of Leningrad and visited the Hermitage.

    I will visit the Hermitage again. I will cross the border between Russia and Finland. I will take the ferry to Finland. Then I will go over the land to Russia. I did the same trip in the past.
    It is no longer Leningrad
    .
    Are you in Moscow or St Petersburg?

    One of my Russian teachers is from CapatoP.
    She(Tachana) told us Gagarin was born in CapatoP.
    I don't think I can write the word 'CapatoP correctly.

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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    I don't think I can write the word 'CapatoP correctly.
    In which language did you want to write it?
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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    In Russian, of course

    I think in English either Saratov or Saratop is acceptable.

    Is Capatob correct?
    It is no easy to write Russian.

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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    In Russian
    Have you forgotten in Russian only Cyrillic is used?
    I think
    Try using dictionaries. I'm sure they are worth your attention. I would recommend you the first link if you don't know any suitable resources and don't have good paper/installable dictionaries for translating from/into the languages you use.
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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Markarios
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    I have no problems with the original pronunciation.
    It was not about you personally. The "you" in English can have an impersonal meaning. If it helps you, I can re-word my sentence this way: To write a name in Cyrillic, one should know its original pronunciation.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    Just make a simple transliteration.
    Благодаря "простой транслитерации" получаются всякие Сеаны вместо Шонов. )))

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by Markarios
    You should know good Russian
    No, Markarios, you should know the original pronunciation of those names.
    +много
    Also from which language you are translating. (I don't mean you personally by this you, the person who needs the translation, I mean the person who translates.) You should also know if there are traditional translations, when they should be used and when not.

    Doesn't the example with the name Peter show good enough that to translate the name one should have more information? Ok, I'll try once more.
    Michael Jackson - Майкл Джексон
    Michael Schumacher - Михаэль Шумахер
    Both names are spelled Michael but they are translated differently into Russian.

    You haven't given this information. You haven't written what you need the translation for (yes, it's important for the name translation, don't think it's my curiosity).
    The names you've translated yourself are spelled correctly. And I'd say there are no other possibilities of translating the names Eric and Roger into Russian. But I also hadn't known the name Johann can be translated as Юхан before Jonanna asked how tho translate her name. But now Юхан seems to be the correct and even preferable translation of the Swedish name Johann (but not German one, of course). And if it's the name of one Swedish king, it can be only Юхан, not Йохан or something. So now I’m not sure in anything. )))
    And we still don't know from which language you need the translation. English? Swedish? Some names from one language and others from another? Spanish? Italian? You may think it's obvious but it's not

    Мы даже не знаем, с какого языка нас попросили перевести! Просто с латиницы?
    http://www.trworkshop.net/forum/view...p=14550#p14550

    I have no problems with the original pronunciation.
    So tell the people who want to help you what it is.
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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    hmm.. don't know why, but I considered that all names were spelled in English language, even though there are not English names.

    Hey, Markarios! I am from Saratov

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    Re: Help to translate a few names into Russian

    were spelled in English
    А английское написание имен, которые в оригинале пишутся латиницей, вообще существует? Я слышала, что их пишут "как есть", а носители английского потом пытаются угадать, как это читается (если нет транскрипции и не у кого спросить произношение, а имя не относится к числу известных).

    http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Fu%C4%8D%C3%ADk

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Fu%C4%8D%C3%ADk

    Я ведь не зря выше дала ссылку на тему, в которой англоязычный переводчик просит помочь с переводом имени, встретившегося в англоязычном тексте.
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    Re: Help to translate a few names to Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaya
    I have no problems with the original pronunciation.
    So tell the people who want to help you what it is.
    Markarios, please, try to explain us how these names are pronounced if you want to translate names into Russian.

    Quote Originally Posted by Markarios
    It is no easy to write Russian.
    Hm… If you know how loanword is pronounced, you know how it is spelt. It’s really easy, because there is only one way to convey a sound by letters in Russian.

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    Re: Help to translate a few names into Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Markarios
    Eva [ Ева ]
    Зависит от языка носителя имени.
    Если Eva из Норвегии, то я бы перевел как Эва, ибо там звучит четкое Э.

    Это так же, как и с именем Michael.

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    Re: Help to translate a few names into Russian

    Wowik has written everything in Russian.
    I have a smattering of Russian.
    Please translate it into English.
    .................................................. .................................................. ...............................................
    By the way, today I have talked to a Russian girl whilst training at the gym.

    She hastily wrote the following at my behest.

    Я тренируюеь спортивном зале.

    The above means I train at a gym.
    Is it fine?

    She said she was born in Kaliningrad

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    Re: Help to translate a few names into Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Markarios
    Я тренируюсь в спортивном зале.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: Help to translate a few names into Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Markarios
    Eva [ Ева ]
    It depend on native language of person.
    If Eva is from Norway, I would translate as Эва because it sounds Э in Norvegian.
    If Eva is from Poland, I would translate as Eва because there is a traditional Russian transcription of Polish names despite it sounds Э in Polish.
    If Eva is from Bible, I would translate as Eва also due to the tradition.

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    Re: Help to translate a few names into Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Markarios
    She said she was born in Kaliningrad
    Kaliningrad — Königsberg or Korolyov?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaliningra ... guation%29

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