Shar planina - wrong

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Shar planina - wrong

Post by I'm the 1 on Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:22 am

Sometimes you will see habitat name Shar planina - well, this is wrong.

The original (serbian) name is ŠAR PLANINA.

You pronounce letter "Š" like english "SH".

Šar planina (= Šar mountains) is a mountain range in the Balkans that extends in three countries: from southern Kosovo and the northwest of the Republic of Macedonia to northeastern Albania. Šar planina is cca. 80 km long and 10 to 20 km wide.

Macedonians tend to write "Šar" as "Shar" as they write the way words are pronounced - but this way they are "translating" a local name into some kind of foreign writing, that's why I beleive name "shar" is incorrect and should not be used!


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