Pronunciation of Donetsk

imwitty imwitty at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 29 04:46:19 UTC 2014

One more thing related to the Ukrainian events:
99% of the on-line news mention "Slovyansk" (which is wrong) instead of
"Slavyansk", probably trying to avoid any association with the English
¨slave¨, or thinking that the root of "Slovyansk" is "slovo" (Russian and
Ukrainian translation of the English "word".
Meanwhile the root of the correct city name -- Slavyansk -- is the same as
in ¨Slavic¨¨ and/or "Slav(s)."

On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 5:13 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

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