Friday, January 09, 2009

Spelling Nietzsche in Russian

Because Nietzsche is actually a Polish name. I don't know if this is how it's officially spelled in Russian but Nietzsche can be phonetically spelled Нища. *on edit: an alternate spelling would be Нищэ.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'Sche' -- the penultimate letter in the last name cannot be followed by an 'eh'. Grammatical rules would require a 'ye' instead. I suggest ницше.
I would think either southern Poles, Eastern Germans, or Northern Cech. I'd be more confident if the surname had a 'ke' at its end.