[Lazarus] [OFFTOPIC] Person's name variations (Was: [ISSUE] FCL-Web and LazReport)
alexsander.rosa at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 13:39:25 CET 2013
My father claims he named me after a russian person whose name he saw on
the news at the time.
I was never sure which Alexander (or Aleksandr?) he was talking about, he
does not remember it now.
2013/1/19 Alexander Klenin <klenin at gmail.com>
> On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 9:20 PM, Sven Barth <pascaldragon at googlemail.com>
> >>> Alex, could you try porting LazReport to nogui?
> >> Aside: "Alex", "Alexey" and "Alexander" are very different names in
> >> Russian.
> >> Please do not confuse me by using the wrong name ;)
> > Well, there are people that prefer a shorter version of their name... For
> > example I know a "Alexandra" which prefers to be called "Alex". :)
> I am 99% sure that this person is not Russian.
> This is actually an interesting property of the Russian language:
> some common names, such as "Alexander", have very many variations,
> which differ greatly in spelling and pronunciation, as well as in the
> semantic implications of intimacy/rudeness/fraternity etc.
> Nevertheless, they are all universally understood to be exact same
> name: Alexander = Sasha = Shyurik = Sanyok = San'ka = Sashen'ka = ...
> similarly, the other name, Alexey = Leha = Al'yosha = Leshka = ...
> Finally, the name "Alex" is a separate name which belongs to neither list,
> and is quite rare.
> You can see now where the confusion is coming from :)
> Alexander S. Klenin
Alexsander da Rosa
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