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    Cyrillic alphabet, was: Soviet Sextants!
    From: Trevor Kenchington
    Date: 2004 Jul 31, 22:35 +0000

    Joel Jacobs wrote:
    
    > Everyone knows that in the Cyrillic alphabet
    > that S and T are the same?
    
    
    I think Joel has got a bit muddled there.
    
    
    The Cyrillic letter corresponding to the Roman T looks a lot like it.
    That is, a block-capital "T" means T whether in Roman or Cyrillic.
    
    In contrast, the Roman S is equivalent to a Cyrillic letter that looks a
    lot like the Roman C. There is similar confusion between other pairs of
    letters: "P" for R, "H" for N for example.  (Hence, the sports teams for
    the former USSR wore uniforms bearing lettering that looked like "CCCP"
    but should have been read as SSSR -- the Russian word for "Union"
    beginning with an S.) Yet other Cyrillic letters do not look like
    anything in the Roman alphabet and so cannot be reproduced here.
    
    In the case of sextants, a model that appears (in Cyrillic) to be an
    "SNO-T" should be called an SNO-T.
    
    
    Trevor Kenchington
    
    
    
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