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Re: What is one to do with one's life?
« on: April 30, 2017, 10:45:50 pm »
I still like to spell Dostoyevsky with a y.   Is this acceptable?   It can also be Dostoevsky.

duh-stuh-yef-skyee

Dosto - normal, like it's written
ev - it's yev(like yes),
ski - it should be pronounced like skiy, more like long iiiiiiii at the end


Dostoevsky
Dostoyevsky
Dostoevski(i)
Dostoyevski(i)
Dostoejewski(i)

(I'm reading Demons [the possessed] after 1AM)

I'm pretty sure Maughan said that he studies the Russian language, and I think he confirmed that I had been spelling Dostoyevsky in an acceptable manner.  I often see it spelled the other way:  Dostoevsky.   Damn, it's times like these I could use a stiff drink.

But, no, I am ok.  Back to the math ...  :P   :'(  :D  >:(  :-X  :-\

Maybe it's Dostoevski.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2017, 10:47:38 pm by Raskolnikov »
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