Friday, April 12, 2013

Buy Low Russia

album from Soviet Byelorussia and Lithuania
Byelorussia. Pronounced BYE-lo-russia. And they let him have it.

Sigh. That "ye" means there's a y-glide. It's like "yell".

Okay, yes. I suppose you can argue it's like Naples vs Napoli, or Germany vs Deutschland. But we don't call it that any more. Byelorussia is a very outdated spelling of what's now Belarus.

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