Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hello, my name is Майкл Дж. Салливан...prepare to redux

Okay, so I'm not going to kill you, but I do love seeing how my name translates into various languages. I learned today that the second Riyria book has just been released in Russia and that's what got me to know that Майкл Дж. Салливан is Michael J. Sullivan in that language. Here are the covers for the first two books.


The most interesting thing about these covers is how my name is so prominent. I think that is the first time I've ever seen that happen ;-)

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  1. Haha, it's very similar to the Bulgarian version of your name, isn't it?
    Just compare the 2 and you'll see. ;)

    It's because Bulgarian and Russian are both Slavic languages, with a common origin.

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    1. Yes I noticed that. The two languages must have alot of similarities.

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  2. Hmm, my wife is Russian so I should have her translate this for me. :-)

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    1. I would love to know other languages and read the translations. It would be interesting to see how they compare.

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    2. I wonder if I can convince her to let me record her saying your name in Russian. Sounds pretty cool. Your first name as written sounds like "Myka" but she ended up with Michael. It was more interesting have her read/translate the titles. She came up with "Stealing Swords" and "Empire Rising". Is there any chance the Russian translations will be available in the US? I would love for her to read them and she can read easier in Russian than in English.

      On a side note, I know that another form of Michael in Russian is "Misha" (sounds like meesha). I don't know why but that is also what they call a teddy bear in Russian, Misha. I'm guessing its just some form of slang but I thought you would appreciate knowing you are a teddy bear in Russian. :-)

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    3. LOL, Jeff, recording your wife saying Michael's name in Russian is an awesome idea! :) In fact, it's so awesome, that I just went ahead and did it myself: I recorded myself saying Michael's name as we say it in Bulgarian (Майкъл Дж. Съливан, or actually - "Майкъл Джей Съливан"), as well as the Bulgarian titles of the Riyria Revelations series and of each of its 6 original books. Enjoy:

      http://vocaroo.com/i/s0VkYS1incGR

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