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Romanization of Belarusian

Romanization or Latinization of Belarusian is any system for transliterating written Belarusian from Cyrillic to the Latin.

Some of the standard systems for romanizing Belarusian:

See also: Belarusian Latin alphabet.

Comparative table of some standard romanisations of the Belarusian letters
Cyrillic Scholarly[2] ALA-LC British[3] BGN/PCGN[4] ISO 9 National 2000[5] National 2007[5]
А а a a a a a a a
Б б b b b b b b b
В в v v v v v v v
Г г h h h h g h h
Ґ ґ[6] g g g g
Д д d d d d d d d
Дж дж dz͡h dzh dzh
Дз дз dz dz dz dz dz dz dz
Е е e e e ye e je, ie je, ie
Ё ё ë i͡o ë yo ë jo, io jo, io
Ж ж ž z͡h zh zh ž ž ž
З з z z z z z z z
І і i i i i ì i i
Й й j ĭ ĭ y j j j
К к k k k k k k k
Л л l l l l l l l
М м m m m m m m m
Н н n n n n n n n
О о o o o o o o o
П п p p p p p p p
Р р r r r r r r r
С с s s s s s s s
Т т t t t t t t t
Тс тс t-s t∙s
У у u u u u u u u
Ў ў ŭ (w) ŭ w w ǔ ú ǔ
Ф ф f f f f f f f
Х х x (ch) kh kh kh h ch ch
Ц ц c ts ts ts c c c
Ч ч č ch ch ch č č č
Ш ш š sh sh sh š š š
- ”, " ′′ - -
Ы ы y y ȳ y y y y
Ь ь ’, ' combining acute
Э э è ė é e è e e
Ю ю ju i͡u yu yu û ju, iu ju, iu
Я я ja i͡a ya ya â ja, ia ja, ia
Historical letters
И и ī
Щ щ shch
Ъ ъ ”, "
Ѣ ѣ ě ê
  1. ^ http://unstats.un.org/unsd/geoinfo/9th-uncsgn-docs/e-conf-98-crp-21.pdf
  2. ^ Parentheses ( ) denote older variants.
  3. ^ Diacritics may be omitted when back-transliteration is not required
  4. ^ Romanization Systems Currently Approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) and the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use (PCGN)
  5. ^ a b For е, ё, ю, я, the digraphs je, jo, ju, ja are used word-initially, and after a vowel, apostrophe (’), separating ь, or ў.
  6. ^ The letter Ge (Ґ ґ) has never been the part of the standard Belarusian alphabet.

Examples

Cyrillic Беларусь Лукашэнка Магілёў сям’я
Łacinka Biełaruś Łukašenka Mahiloŭ siamja
BGN/PCGN Byelarus′ Lukashenka Mahilyow syamʹʹya
Scholarly Belarus′ Lukašènka Mahilëŭ sjamja
ALA-LC Belarus′ Lukashėnka Mahili͡oŭ si͡ami͡a
British Belarus’ Lukashénka Mahilëw syam”ya
ISO 9 Belarus′ Lukašènka Magìlëǔ sâm’â
National 2000 Bielarus’ Lukašenka Mahilioú siamja
National 2007 Bielaruś Lukašenka Mahilioŭ siamja

See also

References

  • British Standard 2979 : 1958, London: British Standards Institution.
  • United Nations Statistics Division, Geographical Names
  • transliteration layout for belarussian alphabet (OS Windows)
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