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    i have a question

    alrighty.. my boyfriend marcus ..his last name is Sholtov.. and when he moved here..they changed his name to Sholtow.. we all know there is no "w" is the russian lanuage..so why did they change his name..? i dont understand could any one explain this to me...marcus doesnt even understand it...im confused why they did that!
    her:"yah hachoo.."
    Me:....."BLESS YOU"

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    In many European languages which use the Roman alphabet(Polish and German for example), "w" is pronounced like "v." Perhaps your boyfriend's family is Polish? Many Polish names have the ending "-ow." However most Russians I've seen with the ending -ов who migrate to English-speaking countries transliterate their names with "-ov."

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    his father is polish his mum is from Tver russia...so he has his fathers last name but he lived in russia...but ya i guess he has a polish last name
    her:"yah hachoo.."
    Me:....."BLESS YOU"

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