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Alexandar not Alexander

 
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vulgaren



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:01 pm    Post subject: Alexandar not Alexander Reply with quote

Why do people call Alexandar - Alexander?
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Lala



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A more interesting question is why you are calling him Alexandar.
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Lala



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know "andar" = "andara" is the synonym for "storm" in Greek....
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Tino



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because "Alexander" is the english version of his name.
just like "Alexandros" is the Hellenic version, "Iskander" is the arabic/asian version, and I assume "Alexandar" might be a Bulgarian/Slav version.
And since this is an English forum it would just make sense now wouldn't it?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexandar is how Macedonians in Republic of Macedonia call him.
Bulgarinas call him Ace.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said, this is an English forum, so it's only natural that his is called by the English version of his name.
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Xenos



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vulgaren wrote:
Alexandar is how Macedonians...... call him...


That might be true for FYROMians but if we look at for example coinage struck at the time of Alexander's lifetime, one can see that his name was clearly reffered to as "ALEXANDROS" That should answer your question, but somehow I doubt whether you don't know this already Confused Anything to get attention hey? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Alexandar not Alexander Reply with quote

vulgaren wrote:
Why do people call Alexandar - Alexander?
As has been mentioned, because this is an English site which is how it is spelt here. Plus this is a site regarding a film, and that particular film is called 'ALEXANDER' - anyway, I've locked this topic before it becomes yet another nationality debate.
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