NABOKV-L post 0015978, Wed, 13 Feb 2008 11:29:03 -0500

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Re: Vladimir as a name
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World Ruler? translateable as "Victor" (see Pnin.) Fran Assa



Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 20:33:58 -0500From: fet@MARSHALL.EDUSubject: Re: [NABOKV-L] Vladimir as a nameTo: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU




Mary: first, I would not mention those two V.V.’s in the same message lightly on this esteemed Forum; and second, yes, News Reporters are mistaken, but less than usual --- there is an old tradition to mispronounce Russian names in the West (including Eyevan “l’enfant terrible”), and vice versa: we say “Vashingt’on”, “Link’oln”, and even “Flor’ida”

Jansy: Vladimir is indeed translatable and means “World Ruler”.



Victor Fet



From: Vladimir Nabokov Forum [mailto:NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU] On Behalf Of Mary KrimmelSent: Monday, February 11, 2008 11:20 AMTo: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDUSubject: Re: [NABOKV-L] Vladimir as a name


Does anyone know why VN's name "Vladimir" is accented on the second syllable and, according to TV newscasters I have heard, Putin's name "Vladimir" is accented on the first syllable? Are the news reporters mistaken?



Mary Krimmel


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From: Jansy

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. . .I also began to wonder how the name Vladimir could be translated into other languages, such as we find in "Raymond"or "Sigmund".Some translations are very peculiar ( William, Guillaume; Jacques,Jacob, Tiago)



Jansy
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