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Transliteration of Russian adjectives
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Alan Campbell  Identity Verified
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Oct 14, 2006

I was wondering if anyone could guide me to the convention for transliteration Russian adjectives into English, in particular the masculine nominative ending -ый. Up till now, I've been using -yj but I'm not convinced that that is the best way. Any ideas?

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Elizabeth Adams  Identity Verified
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Chicago style guide Oct 14, 2006

The Chicago guide gives a table of accepted transliterations. It looks like they would have you write -iy.

Check it out at www.chicagomanualofstyle.org (click on free trial)

Best,
Elizabeth


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Galina F
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yes Oct 14, 2006

I also think it would be -iy.

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Sophia Hundt  Identity Verified
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I agree Oct 14, 2006

I agree with both of the ladies above. That's what I've been doing, anyhow.

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Gabriela Lozano  Identity Verified
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A link that might help... Oct 14, 2006

There is a transliteration table here and some links/documents at the end of the page (like: United Nations-recommended romanization system for Russian (Adobe PDF);
American Library Association & Library of Congress Romanization), which you might find useful.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcription_of_Russian


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Will Matter  Identity Verified
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Agree with -iy Oct 16, 2006

I agree with -iy. As you know, each Russian letter represents a slightly different sound and -iy seems to be the most common way to transliterate it.

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Alan Campbell  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Oct 16, 2006

Thanks all for the help. -iy it shall be. It's funny, I always considered this too stupid a question to ask, but I'm glad I did. As they say, the only stupid question is the question not asked.

Alan

Edit: spelling

[Edited at 2006-10-16 07:48]


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