Батес Стеван in Russia?

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Collins John.
     
  2. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    Huh? What's Collins John got to do with this?
    As for reversal of names, I can't remember the last time I saw that. Russians are far more likely to introduce someone for the first time by using first name/patronymic.
     
  3. Zenit

    Zenit Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 3, 2000
    Above the Tear Line
    Club:
    Zenit St Petersburg
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I missed this thread earlier...this is just too rich not to bump ;)
     
  4. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Ya, but now I have to explain Collins John all over again.
     
  5. golazo68

    golazo68 Red Card

    May 21, 2004
    I'd still like to know how of all the teams in the soccer universe, Fulham could have a guy named John Collins, and then follow-up immediately with a guy named Collins John.

    Hard to do even if you tried :)
     
  6. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Sorry, Hank, but this needs to be pointed out with a "ya' think, Captain Obvious?";)
     
  7. PaulGascoigne

    PaulGascoigne Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    Aotearoa/NZ
    Can I respond to a comment about one of the posts on here several years ago? Is there a statute of limitations? :D
     
  8. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United
    Aug 3, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I've never heard of Master Bates. Good luck to him.
     
  9. Hank Rearden

    Hank Rearden New Member

    Jul 9, 1999
    Dundee, Illinois, USA
    Mibut is an unusual last name for a person. :D
     
  10. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Bates delivers a blow to an opponent.

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  11. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Anthony Perkins went on to deliver a lot of "blows."
     
  12. andypalmer

    andypalmer Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Baltimore
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Technically, it's supposed to be Russian for "Bates Steven", but is more of a literal letter-to-letter translation rather than a phonetic translation. For example, "Батес Стеван" would be pronounced "Bat-es Stev-an" (as opposed to "Bāts Stēvun").

    Steven Bates would be better represented as "Стеевун Баутс" though even that's not perfect (I'm not sure how to represent the long "e" sound in Russian and I don't quite have the long "a" correct either); my Russian dates back before the wall came down so appropriate disclaimers apply.
     
  13. Coyote-Trickster

    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So did Christy Canyon
     
  14. Balerion

    Balerion Member+

    Aug 5, 2006
    Roslindale, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would write it as "Стивен Байтс". The way you transliterated it sounds a little like "Steyevoon Bouts"!
     
  15. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Стивен Бейтс or Бэйтс.
     
  16. andypalmer

    andypalmer Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Baltimore
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    See, I knew if I posted, the real Russian speakers would come out of the woodwork. I'm pleased to know I remember enough to know someone else got it wrong (worse) and to recognize where my weaknesses lay :)
     
  17. NOLA

    NOLA Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think I learned more about the Russian language and authenticity of Hungarian surnames more than about Mr. Bates.
     

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