Re: Yarun #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>

On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 11:39:20 UTC, opined:

In Shtetl Seeker, the name of my grandparent's town, Yarun, is listed with
an apostrophe after the name: Yarun' . The town is in Ukraine. Can someone
tell me what the apostrophe indicates?
The apostrophe is the solution of the transliterator, who wanted to
convey the "soft sign" following the N, for which English really has
no conventional representation. You probably don't have to concern
yourself with it, unless you transliterate back into a Cyrillic
alphabet. and need to put the soft sign back.
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

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