Azeri: Teimour Radjabov

KnightMove

Senior Member
German/Austria
The Azeri chess player Teymur Räcäbov is in the western world usually transcribed as "Teimour Radjabov".

But which language does this transcribition represent? The -ou- and -dj- seem to be French, but the a's are English.
 
  • foxfirebrand

    Senior Member
    Southern AE greatly modified by a 1st-generation Scottish-American mother, and growing up abroad.
    The Azeri chess player Teymur Räcäbov is in the western world usually transcribed as "Teimour Radjabov".

    But which language does this transcribition represent? The -ou- and -dj- seem to be French, but the a's are English.
    The -dj looks French to me too, but you'd have to know what the /c/ sounds like in Azeri (Farsi?). If it were Turkish, I think the French /dj/ is an exact transliteration.

    Whoa! The atmosphere is getting thin all of a sudden-- are we off topic here or what?
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    Brioche

    Senior Member
    Australia English
    The Azeri chess player Teymur Räcäbov is in the western world usually transcribed as "Teimour Radjabov".

    But which language does this transcribition represent? The -ou- and -dj- seem to be French, but the a's are English.
    I have seen USSR passports with the Cyrillic transliterated using a French system.

    Теймур Раджабов would be transliterated into French as Teïmour Radjabov
     
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