Questions tagged [транслитерация]

Questions about transliteration, or converting a text from one writing system to another without translation. Example: "Надя" - "Nadya", "провокация" - "provokatsiya".

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Are there loanwords from English where "h" is transliterated to "х" rather than "г"?

Russian doesn't have a direct equivalent to the sound of English h. But to some English speakers it seems odd that words taken into Russian from English which have an h sound are transliterated using ...
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Communicate to Russians with only Latin alphabet

I play a mobile game that has a number of Russians in my guild. I can type out what they say in Google Translate, but on my phone I only have the Latin A-Z available. I know I could go get a Russian ...
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Почему Евклид, а не Эвклид?

Why is Евклид spelled with Е in Russian? All the other words and names with Greek origin starting with E that I can think of are spelled with Э in Russian. Эратосфен, эвтаназия, эвристика ...
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Equivalent letter for H in Russian?

I want to pronounce and write the word 'Hindustan'. What is the Russian equivalent for the English letter 'H'? FYI: I am just taking my first steps in learning Russian.
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