[Wikipedia-l] Re: Request for the second Serbian Wikipedia

Philip Newton Philip.Newton at gmx.net
Mon Aug 16 19:05:14 UTC 2004

On Sun, 15 Aug 2004 12:26:26 -0700, Brion Vibber wrote:

> Philip Newton wrote:
> > On Sun, 08 Aug 2004 15:28:36 -0700, Ray Saintonge wrote:
> >>I suppose this all depends on there being a reversible one-to-one 
> >>relationship between the two versions of Serbian.
> > 
> > This is possible, to the best of my knowledge.
> > 
> > Some sounds which have one letter in Cyrillic have two letters in Latin,
> > but AFAIK those two-letter sequences always map to that one Cyrillic
> > letter, to the translation is unambiguous in both directions.
> Except, of course, when you have foreign words and names to deal with.

I suppose so, though I believe both Serbian and Croatian usually
"transliterate" foreign names, so "George Bush" becomes "Dz^ordz^ Bus^",
whether in Latin or in Cyrillic Script.


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