Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Indian Naming Practices

As I've mentioned before, chess is a great vehicle for learning all sorts of things, including how to pronounce and spell rather unusual names (such as "Dzindzichashvili") . ChessBase has a piece today about Anand (based on a Rediff News article titled 'I am a very proud mother; he is a very nice boy'), which also links to an article they posted over three years back about naming practices in India and Russia. I recommend both, especially if you want to impress your friends at the chess club or win bar bets with fellow players....



Blogger Jack Le Moine said...

I guess that was one of the indearing things about Bobby Fischer or Walter Browne. They had simple names that were at least normal to somebody like me.

Wed Apr 04, 10:31:00 PM EDT  

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