Sunday, September 25, 2011

Special note for Russian speakers

Dear Ukrainian & Russian readers,

Have you ever wondered why so many foreigners are terrified of your beautiful language? It's because when the sounds of your words are written with the Latin alphabet, they sometimes look like these words do:


Aren't you scared of those words too? :p

1 comment:

  1. Believe me, these company names look weird even in their native language :)

    If talking seriously, the problem is that Ukrainian (and Russian to a lesser extent) are closer to the concept of phonetic orthography (one letter == one sound), than the English language.

    But this is not that bad as when you try to e.g. transliterate the surname "Щеглов" to German :)