Transliteration


Transliteration is the practice of converting a text from one writing system into another in a systematic way. An example of transliteration is typing an e-mail using a qwerty keyboard and sending it in a non-qwerty script. In a broader sense, the word transliteration may be used to include both transliteration in the narrow sense and transcription. Anglicizing is a transcription method. For instance; Romanization encompasses several transliteration and transcription methods. Some examples or partial transliterations are words like bishop from the Greek word ‘episkopoi’ and the word ‘deacon’ which is partially transliterated from the Greek word ‘diakonos’.

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