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....

1 comment:

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.