My great-great Uncle Mendl ORLIN >from Boguslaviskis (near Vilnius) changedIn the vicinity of Vilnius the following languages were spoken and written:
Yiddish, Polish, Russian, Lithuanian, German [there was a Lutheran church
and German cemetery in Vilnius. For those who have visited, the cemetery
is now a park next to the Soviet-era wedding palace. ], not to mention
Hebrew, Karaite Tatar, prosta mova (Belarusian), and perhaps more. There
were at least three alphabets used, each language having its own spelling
conventions within the given alphabet. So how to answer your question ??!