[LMB] Languages on Barrayar

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Feb 11 19:32:54 GMT 2010


On 2/11/2010 12:25 PM, Jim Parish wrote:
> Russian also doesn't have the two sounds we write as "th" (one in "think", the
> other in "this"). Words and names borrowed from Greek (which has the first of
> these sounds) are represented with an "f". Hence "Fyodor" (<"Theodore").
>    

The advantage of Russian is that the alphabet was designed relatively 
recently - designed to be phonetic, and without a huge dispersal of 
Russian speakers.



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