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Translating names to Esperanto

by ljbookworm, October 12, 2009

Messages: 102

Language: English

ceigered (User's profile) April 24, 2011, 4:54:35 AM

Srcoco:is the translation of my name to esperanto the folowing?

maximiliano ----- maximiliano?
and
maxi ----- macĵo?
"x" as pronounced in Latin is normally "ks" in Esperanto, but I'm guessing you're from Argentina so maybe you pronounce "x" like "ĥ" or "h"?

So maybe "maksimiliano" or "maĥimiliano"?

And "maĉjo" sounds find too (I think - I'm not knowledgeable about any existing diminutives in the language that might conflict)

henma (User's profile) April 24, 2011, 2:01:19 PM

ceigered:
"x" as pronounced in Latin is normally "ks" in Esperanto, but I'm guessing you're from Argentina so maybe you pronounce "x" like "ĥ" or "h"?
x is pronounced "ks" in Argentina too. I think it's only in Mexico where sometimes x have a "ĥ" sound.

It's common now (while texting) to use x to replace "ch" (with a "ĉ/ŝ") sound (I think this is an influence of Portuguese). At least, it happens here in Chile, I think it may be happening in Argentina too (they're even closer to Brazil rido.gif)

Amike,

Daniel

ceigered (User's profile) April 25, 2011, 1:35:25 PM

henma:
ceigered:
"x" as pronounced in Latin is normally "ks" in Esperanto, but I'm guessing you're from Argentina so maybe you pronounce "x" like "ĥ" or "h"?
x is pronounced "ks" in Argentina too. I think it's only in Mexico where sometimes x have a "ĥ" sound.

It's common now (while texting) to use x to replace "ch" (with a "ĉ/ŝ") sound (I think this is an influence of Portuguese). At least, it happens here in Chile, I think it may be happening in Argentina too (they're even closer to Brazil rido.gif)

Amike,

Daniel
My bad! I thought "x" was "ŝ" in Mexico and "ĥ" elsewhere!
Anyway, this article here seems to have helped with your advice to clear up my confusion lango.gif
Spanish pronunciation - X.

At least it's not quite as bad as the English gh okulumo.gif

Lazaro_Manolo (User's profile) November 24, 2017, 7:36:53 PM

Saluton! Mi nomo estas Derek. En hispana mi nomo estas Lázaro. Is there any recommendations for the name Derek? Everything I think of sounds ugly: Dereko, Dercxjo, etc. It is derived from Old Germanic "Theodoric" for people's ruler or great ruler. Could I simply use a form of Theodore for my name? Is there a name related to the meaning I could use, like King or along those lines? I am not very creative with names and would appreciate the input. Dankon!

Roch (User's profile) November 24, 2017, 10:09:14 PM

I see what you mean:

https://www.behindthename.com/name/derek

https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teodoriko_la_Granda

I guess that even ÞIUDREIKS would be acceptable in esperanto, since Þ is a latin letter!

http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~richard/utf-8.cgi?input=%C3%9E&mode=char

Altebrilas (User's profile) November 25, 2017, 6:08:48 PM

Roch:

I guess that even ÞIUDREIKS would be acceptable in esperanto, since Þ is a latin letter!
Ekzistas eĉ ĉapelitan version: Ꝥ

Roch (User's profile) November 27, 2017, 10:39:27 PM

I'm curious Altebrilas, the closer that I can get to a "thorn with a hat" is:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E1%9A%A6#Translingual

And even that one, I can't write it html-ingly & #5798; malgajo.gif

Jatj (User's profile) December 7, 2017, 10:14:31 PM

I hope I'm still Andrej. Not Andreo. It's a Russian version.

Roch (User's profile) December 7, 2017, 10:35:17 PM

At the accusative, would you say Andrej-n or Andrej-on?

- Redakti

Note that if a name is foreign to esperanto, it souldn't follow its grammar, my bad... malgajo.gif

sergejm (User's profile) December 8, 2017, 5:03:37 PM

En akuzativo diru 'sinjoron Andrej'

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