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    Name equivalent in Russian

    How would one say "of the vultures" within the context of a name, "Sonya of the vultures" as a full version?

    I got as far as understanding Sonya as (Cоня) and Vulture (Гриф), but I'm not sure exactly how the name would change to include the "of the" possession, "the" would be dropped obviously but anything else is beyond my knowledge including whether a direct translation is even possible.

    Griff sounds as if the word came from the English "Griffon".
    Please correct any Russian language mistakes I make.

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    Re: Name equivalent in Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Volk
    How would one say "of the vultures" within the context of a name, "Sonya of the vultures" as a full version?

    I got as far as understanding Sonya as (Cоня) and Vulture (Гриф), but I'm not sure exactly how the name would change to include the "of the" possession, "the" would be dropped obviously but anything else is beyond my knowledge including whether a direct translation is even possible.

    Griff sounds as if the word came from the English "Griffon".
    vulture - это вообще любой хищник, питающийся падалью, не только гриф.
    Мне кажется - Vultures здесь - название какого-либо племени (или группы людей), поэтому я бы перевёл так (в отсутствие дополнительного контекста):

    Соня из Стервятников (Падальщиков).
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    Re: Name equivalent in Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Мне кажется - Vultures здесь - название какого-либо племени (или группы людей), поэтому я бы перевёл так (в отсутствие дополнительного контекста):

    Соня из племени (рода) Стервятников (Падальщиков).

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    Интересный, cпасибо.

    So, without the context of tribes and more focus on the actual bird specie, could it be something like:

    Соня из Стервятник.

    Sonya iz Sterv'
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    [quote=Volk]Интереснo, cпасибо.
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    Соня из Стервятников.

    Sonya iz Sterv'

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    Тогда уж Соня-стервятница.
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    Спасибо всем. Points taken.
    Please correct any Russian language mistakes I make.

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    Соня из клана Стервятников

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