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Monday, June 18, 2007

Lost in Moscow

In Moscow, the familiar becomes the unfamiliar - the Russians alphabet evolved independently of the normal alphabets we are using. The familiar letters are different. For instance the Russian P is our R. So in Russia, Restaurant or to use the Malay spelling Restoran becomes Pectopah in Russia, so only the e, t, o and a are the same. I was told that when writing the alphabets changed too. Here are some of the more familiar spelling becoming Russified:-

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