Dostoevksy misseppling on DJ
Morgan, Martha G
m.morgan at austin.utexas.edu
Thu Dec 14 15:23:09 EST 2006
I'm not sure it's a question of whether to spell the
name as Dostoyevsky or Dostoevsky, or anything involving
the palatalized Russian e.
Look at the last syllable: sky or or the spelling cited
in the subject line above: ksy
From: owner-modlib at algol.owu.edu on behalf of Scot Kamins
Sent: Thu 12/14/2006 2:18 PM
To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
Subject: Re: Dostoevksy misseppling on DJ
On Dec 14, 2006, at 11:53 AM, Bill DiBenedetto wrote:
> I'm not sure if there is a correct standard spelling in English --
> I've seen
> several different renditions by various publishers and articles,
> many with an 'i' on the end.
That's my experience as well. Also, there can be no "correct"
spelling of a name translated - or actually, transliterated - from a
non-english type alphabet. Of course, it WOULD be nice if there were
some kind of consistency...
"McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag
filled with vegetable soup." - from an anonymous high school essay
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