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  •  In this case, the correct transliteration... (0+ / 0-)

    ... is the correct English.  Yes, I am familiar with Moskva, Roma, etc., and I actually think those city names should be written in English that way (similar to how "Bombay" is now, correctly, Mumbai).  "Koran" is an anachronistic spelling of the word that will cause you to be looked at askance by those who know better.  It would be as if you insisted on calling Beijing "Peiping."

    Muslims and tigers and bears, oh my!

    by JDsg on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 08:48:55 AM PDT

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    •  I'll follow AP style guidelines (0+ / 0-)

      or the OED, once I ascertain what their position is. I don't actually believe that speakers of one language have any right to demand that speakers of a completely different language change their pronunciation to suit them. In French, London is called "Londres." In Spanish, New York is "Nueva York." In Russian, Boston is "Bah-STON," with the second syllable pronounced like "stone." No cause for offense in any of this so far as I can see. But if respected English usage authorities have declared that in English, the correct spelling is Quran or Qur'an, I'll go along with that.

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      by Noisy Democrat on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 12:43:39 PM PDT

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