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    София или Софья?

    How do you usually spell Sophia?
    One of my Russian friends told me 'Софья' was wrong, but I remember seeing it. Does it have anything to do with the accent (on the 'и' rather than on the 'o')?

    Also, why are double names so weird for Russians?

    Thanks.

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    Re: София или Софья?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amaranta
    My name is Anne-Sophie but my Greek family always called me something like Анна София (with a long 'i') and I like to use this variant in Russia. Anyway, how do you usually spell Sophia?
    One of my Russian friends told me 'Софья' was wrong, but I seem to remember seeing it. Does it have anything to do with the accent (on the 'и' rather than on the 'я')?

    Also, are double names so weird for Russians?

    Thanks.
    "С́офья" is not wrong. ("Софь́я" is wrong.) "Соф́ия" is the same name, but the foreign variant.
    It's not weird, it's just not common. A diminutive is "С́оня".

    You can use in Russia "́Анна-Соф́ия".
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Another foreign variant is Софи

    For instance, the famous Italian actress Sophia Loren is called Софи Лорен in Russian.
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    София столица Болгарии.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    София столица Болгарии.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    А Тхимпху - столица Бутана.
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    А в Монтевидео они занимаются монтажом видео.
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    зимой равно зимою.

    А что, это правда, что Софья и Соня одно и то же?
    Я так думаю.

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    Гы-гы-гы
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadim84
    Another foreign variant is Софи

    For instance, the famous Italian actress Sophia Loren is called Софи Лорен in Russian.
    Софи is the English and French version, Sophie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    София столица Болгарии.
    Болгары произносят свою столицу как София.


    Diminish Соня, Софа,...

    I prefere a Polish variants: Zosia and Zośka

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    It seems to me that Софья is old of София...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSSS
    It seems to me that Софья is old of София...
    Наоборот.

    София - это транслитерация с греческого на страрославянский. У болгар такой вариант и остался.

    Софья - укороченное восточнославянское произношение, закрепившееся в русском языке.

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