James Robin Drayton -> Τζέιμς Ρόμπιν Ντρέιτον

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I was wondering if anyone could help me transliterate the name "James Robin Drayton" into Greek. I am having trouble as I only have a very basic grasp of the Greek alphabet, and I am unsure which Greek letter best corrosponds with the English letter "J" - I thought "Χ", "Δ" or "Ζ" might be suitable, but I have quite frankly no idea. Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thankyou.
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So "Τζέιμς Ρόμπιν Ντρέιτον" is a transliteration of "James Robin Drayton"? Thanks a bunch, I would never have worked that out by myself.


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So "Τζέιμς Ρόμπιν Ντρέιτον" is a transliteration of "James Robin Drayton"?
Yes! :-)

Thanks a bunch, I would never have worked that out by myself.
Pleasure! :-))



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Thanks again, but I don't understand why "Drayton" is "Ντρέιτον" and not "Δρέιτον"?


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Thanks again, but I don't understand why "Drayton" is "Ντρέιτον" and not "Δρέιτον"?


[...The same can be said about the letter delta, which was pronounced as [d] by Plato, and as [th] (as in this) since around Christ's time, and the letter gamma ([g] in Classic Greek, [gh] later  the latter sound is a "voiced velar fricative"; click here to see the full repertoire of Modern Greek sounds). ]


(For dental, fricative... -D
θα δα -
not the case in Drayton)
(For alveolar: d  ντα)
For more....
http://www.cogsci.indiana.edu/farg/harry/lan/proj/IPA/IPAGreek.htm


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