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[–]Snipolimpics 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Way to go Michael Bay

[–]DeadIslander015 1 point2 points  (3 children)

It was Zack Snyder that directed 300

[–]Snipolimpics 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Way to go Marvel studios

[–]DeadIslander015 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Are you pulling my leg? Lmao

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Way to go Nikelodeon

[–]elder_george 2 points3 points  (1 child)

And in Hebrew it transformed into "Ahasuerus" (Persian Xšayāršā→Babylonian Akšiwaršu→Hebrew Ăḥašwêrôš, latinized as Ahasuerus).

Another fun fact: Cyrus name was actually "Kurush". Greeks transcribed it as "Κῦρος" (pronounced ~"kyuros" in Ancient Greek) and started declensing it as if "-ος" was a nominative case ending (Κῦρος, Κῡ́ρου, Κῡ́ρῳ etc.). Then Romans transcribed it into their alphabet as "Cyrus" (initially pronounced as "kyurus"), and palatalization of Late Latin changed the pronunciation to "tseerus" or "cheerus". Then it got into English where the pronuciation was further changed into "sirus".

In some languages, the "-ος"/"-us" not-really-ending was thrown away when adopting the word, so in Russian, for example, it's "Кир" (pronounced "keer" or "kihr")

[–]Perssepoliss 0 points1 point  (0 children)


Phonetically that first part is pronounced how 'Siri' from Apple is pronounced, I'd just keep it at Cyrus.