Re: [tied] Russian for Homerus

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 17434
Date: 2003-01-06

> I was wondering if the Russian translitteration Western h- > Russian
> g- had anything to do with the status of the Dutch language under
> Peter the Great (and with that language's later replacement by German
> under Catharina, which would mean a development in some loaned words
> G- > g-)?

I don't know, but I'm quite happy with the standard explanation (Russian
Church Slavonic orthoepical norm, established in times of the "Second
South Slavic influence" under the influence of pronunciational habits of
teachers with Ukrainian or other *g > [G]/[h] background).