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Lithuanian naming madness

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Linas Kondratas
Posted 2009-12-03 12:15 (#72464 - in reply to #72433)
Subject: Polish spelling "madness"

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Bartas - 2009-12-02 8:10 PM

This kind of surname recording is used only with GDL-related personalities. Agree with you that Nesvyžius or Radvila Našlaitėlis in English or Russian looks weird and pretentious especially throw eye of poles, russians or belorussians. However, why we should focus solely to polish form? In parallel existed writing tradition in Lithuanian or Latin i.e. Giedraytis, Giedroyc, Giedrotius.. 

You should mention another factor - how much the Polish spelling in 16 century was still erratic and inconsistent. So Polish names were spelled in several different manners, and nowadays they usually are rendered in the modern Polish spelling.
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