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    First Name In Russian.

    My first name is Nicholas, and I've come up with this, from how I learned to pronounce the Russian alphabet.

    Ныхолас

    Am I even close?

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    The correct spelling would be Николас. The Russian equivalent of your name is Николай or Коля for short.

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    Wow, thanks... But, I'm not being mean or anything, but why is Николас correct, and Ныхолас isn't? I'm learning, and just don't want to mess up again somewhere else. Isn't ы the same as the I as in Nicholas? Why и? Same thing with х, isn't it the same as the ch?

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    but why is Николас correct, and Ныхолас isn't?
    that's how it goes
    nobody will explain it to you. It's nuance of language

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    Oh, I wasn't trying to come off wrong, I was just asking questions, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph33r213
    Oh, I wasn't trying to come off wrong, I was just asking questions, sorry.
    I meand, that's nobody wouldn't can to explain it to you (like unopposable to explain it). Understand? (My English not good )

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    Ok. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri
    but why is Николас correct, and Ныхолас isn't?
    that's how it goes
    nobody will explain it to you. It's nuance of language
    Well it can be explained simply.

    Х is sort of pronounced like an h. You are probably confused because you read than X = German - Bach, Scottish - loch. In German ch is a gutteral H sound, as is ch in Scottish.

    Ныхолас would be pronounced Ny-ho-las

    Ы is a weird sound they doesn't exist in English. It's almost never used when transliterating English words into Russian.
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    I'm trying to learn the alphabet from this place, http://www.friends-partners.org/oldfrie ... habet.html . the bl from there, they said it was i, so thats where I got it from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph33r213
    I'm trying to learn the alphabet from this place, http://www.friends-partners.org/oldfrie ... habet.html . the bl from there, they said it was i, so thats where I got it from.
    Eh. This doesn't seem to me to be a great chart. TATY is right; it's not a sound you'd typically make in English -- really, you just have to hear it actually used, and imitate it. Try looking over the "audio lounge" section of the forum. Good luck!
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    Those charts should say they are "APPROXIMATE" pronounciations. Yes English i in bit is probably the closest thing in the language to Russian Ы. But they are still really quite differnt.

    Also saying X sounds like Scottish Loch, is pointless, as most people don't know what the Scottish ch sounds like, and think loch = lock.

    Put it this way, if Х had a K sound, then why does Russian also have the letter K. Russian is more more economical that English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    The correct spelling would be Николас. The Russian equivalent of your name is Николай or Коля for short.

    It should be better to use Николя for name Nicolas or Nicholas
    It is traditional Russian representation of French name.

    Николас sounds like Lithuanian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wowik
    Николас sounds like Lithuanian
    Ну нет
    По-литовски звучало бы "Николас".
    А "Николас" - вполне по-английски
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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