Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby joasia » Sun 23 February 2014 2:57 am

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joasia wrote:My name, Joanna, in diminutive, is Joasia (Yoasha). The J is pronounces as a Y. Now you know why I have this name here. :) I guess I would be addressed, by a Russian, as Joanna Zenovna. My father's name is Zenon (Zeno). In Polish diminutive, Zenek.


Who was the patron saint of your dad?

In Russian, I would be probably be addressed as Maria Pascavna or would it be Pascalavna, as my dad's name is Pascal.


I don't know the patron saint of my dad. I think he was just named after an uncle. But, the name is Greek.

Pascalvna, I think.
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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby Maria » Sun 23 February 2014 3:00 am

joasia wrote:
Maria wrote:
joasia wrote:My name, Joanna, in diminutive, is Joasia (Yoasha). The J is pronounces as a Y. Now you know why I have this name here. :) I guess I would be addressed, by a Russian, as Joanna Zenovna. My father's name is Zenon (Zeno). In Polish diminutive, Zenek.


Who was the patron saint of your dad?

In Russian, I would be probably be addressed as Maria Pascavna or would it be Pascalavna, as my dad's name is Pascal.


I don't know the patron saint of my dad. I think he was just named after an uncle. But, the name is Greek.

Pascalvna, I think.


Could it be St. Xenophon or St. Xenia of Kalamata?
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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby joasia » Sun 23 February 2014 3:13 am

No. There are several names of Zenos that I've come across when reading the saints of the day.
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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby m. Evfrosinia » Sun 23 February 2014 3:15 pm

Иоанна Зеноновна and Мария (or, more colloquiqlly, Марья) Паскаловна respectively. I used to be Елизаветa Владимировна way back when, over 30 years ago. :)

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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby Maria » Sat 1 March 2014 6:10 pm

From another thread, comes the Russian word for Red Fox, лиса, which is pronounced "Lisa".

"red fox is лиса" per Alexander.

In the USA, some girls are given the name "Lisa" at birth.
Are girls in Russia given the name "лиса" or is this name reserved only for the noble red fox?
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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby Alexander Kuzmin » Sun 2 March 2014 5:51 pm

In English "Lisa" pronounced as [l'aiza]?
Лиса is pronounced [lis'a]

The word fox in Russian has a second meaning "a sly person", so this name is not for people.
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Re: Proper Names of People and Places in Russian

Postby Maria » Sun 2 March 2014 9:02 pm

Alexander Kuzmin wrote:In English "Lisa" pronounced as [l'aiza]?
Лиса is pronounced [lis'a]

The word fox in Russian has a second meaning "a sly person", so this name is not for people.


The proper name "Lisa" is pronounced as /'li-sa/ or lee-sah with the accent on the first syllable.
Лиса is pronounced [lis'a] where the accent falls on the final syllable.

And yes, in English, we can call a person a "sly fox." The German African Commandant Erwin Rommel was called the "Desert Fox." However, "foxy" has a sexual connotation, it could be a girl who flirts or one who presents herself in a very inappropriate manner. On the other hand, a "foxy lady" could also be an innocent lady who does nothing to attract attention to herself.
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