Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Капитан Джеймс Кук - Captain James Cook

Image taken from page 10 of '[An Account of a Voyage round the World, in the years MDCCLXVIII, MDCCLXIX, MDCCLXX, and MDCCLXXI.]'

Капитан Джеймс Кук

Add Captain James Cook's name to the list of words that are easy to sound out for new readers of the Cyrillic alphabet and Russian language. Russians spell a soft G or J sound in English with a two letter "дж" combination. Here are a few more words.

Анджелина Джоли
Бонд, Джеймс Бонд
Джесси Джеймс

Джордж Вашингтон
Джон Адамс
Томас Джефферсон

Джеймс Мэдисон

Доминик Джокер

Доминик Джокер - Лишь небо знает (Премьера Песни)

Russians don't use always use the "дж" combination for a J in English. Sometimes they go with the "y sound" of the Russian letter "я". Below is how Jamaica and Japan are spelled in Russian.