Re: Russian/ English pronunciation? #general
Robert Israel <israel@...>
In article <BAY103-DAV7B21226F96028059675C5BAC80@...>,
robert roudman <rcroudman@...> wrote:
Russian/ English pronunciation?There was no Polish army in 1914. "Russland" is German for Russia.
Wolyn and Volyn, by the way, are the Polish and Russian/Ukrainian
names for Volhynia. The current Ukrainian oblast (province) named
Volyn is only a part of what used to be Volhynia.
As for your question, it's quite possible for vowels to be changed
in the transition >from one language to another (and one that you
didn't mention is Yiddish, which would be quite likely to be your
grandfather's mother tongue if he was a Jew >from Volhynia born in
Vancouver, BC, Canada