Which "S" letter to use when transliterating to Hebrew?
June 9, 2012 4:32 PM Subscribe
When you transliterate from English to Hebrew, how do you determine the "S" for names?
posted by juniperesque to Writing & Language (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If your name was Sandra, Sabrina, Sachi, or something that really has no Hebrew equivalent, how do you decide which letter to put in front? Is it more common to use a Samech
or a Sin
? Is there a standard convention for this, or do you just pick one?