Transliteration Table

This paper will reproduce the Cyrillic spelling of Russian words in terms of Latin letters.  Transliteration assigns a letter (or combination of  letters) to each character of the Cyrillic alphabet

A

a

 

P

p

B

b

 

R

r

V

v

 

S

s

G

g

 

T

t

D

d

 

U

u

E

e*

 

F

f

Yo

yo

 

Kh

kh

Zh

zh

 

Ts

ts

Z

z

 

Ch

ch

I

i

 

Sh

sh

I

i**

 

SHCH

shch

K

k

   

 

" [hard sign] ***

L

l

   

 

y

M

m

   

 

` [soft sign]***

N

n

 

E

e*

O

o

 

Yu

yu

         

Ya

ya

 *   The letter is infrequently used.  The letter is very common.   In English there is no such sound distinction.

**  The and are basically the same sound, but the is shorter.

*** The hard sign and the soft sign have no sound of their own.  They influence the quality of  the preceding  sound.

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