πŒ·πŒΉπŒ»π€πŒ°:Writing foreign words and names

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How to write foreign words and names? That is something which could bring problems to new users. The title of this article is in English to simplify it for beginners.

The Gothic language has a certain alphabet made by Wulfila based on Greek, Latin and likely runes. In this alphabet, the phonology of Gothic is similar to Greek. English words however, like the English names of actors, presidents and singers might give problems. Here you'll find a list with the way in which you can transcribe English names into Gothic and also the way to transcribe words and names of other languages. Let's take a look:


Gothic value     English pronounciation           Example in Gothic      Pronounced in Gothic (the "e" is pronounced like bet)

Vowels


Gothic value English pronounciation Example in Gothic Pronouncedin Gothic(the "e" is pronounced like in bet)
[aw] a-oo Pawlus Pa-oo-loos
[ei] ee Aileiaizair El-ee-ezer
[ai] e Aileiaizair El-ee-e-zer
[au] o Aunisimus O-nisi-moos
[o] long o (like in so), Iakobus I-a-koh-boos


Consonants


How to pronounce sounds specific to English:

English value Gothic value
[sh] [sj]
[j] (like in jockey) [dj]
[o] (short) [au]
[o] (long) [o]
[ow] (like in how) [aw]
[yo] [io]
[ia]

English value Gothic value



Here are the equivalents of certain popular names into Gothic, English name doesn't mean that a name is originally English, it can include Hebrew names for example, it's just called like this because the list includes popular names with the way how they are used in English:

English name Gothic equivalent

Elizer Aileiaizair

James Iakobus

John Iohannes

Joses Iosezis

Mary Marja

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