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04-15-2013, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
Can someone explain why Tyutin is so often spelled "Tjutin"? He's not Yugoslavian. The Russians use cyrillic, a completely different alphabet from English (and Yugoslavian languages), so might as well write his name phonetically, as it's friggin "тютин" anyway, not Tyutin or Tjutin.
You answered your own question. It's all transliteration anyway, so there's no right or wrong way to transliterate it to English. There are general standards of transliteration, but it's the same with any Russian name. Evgeny, Yevgeni...etc.

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