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Where does the anglicisation “Ottoman” come from?

Wikipedia on Ottoman Empire gives its naming as coming from the Ottoman Turkish language, but on that very page, the name of the language is transliterated as Lisân-ı Osmânî. In Russian we call the ...
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Anglicization from Hebrew

How should one transliterate the well-known Jewish Holiday that usually takes place in December (or late November)? Hannukah or Chanukah
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Is there a word to describe when a person with a non-English name adopts an English name, because it happens to sound very much like her real name?

This is especially common with the Chinese in America or Hong Kong. Example 1: A Chinese person called Lu Xi comes to America and adopts the name Lucy. Example 2: Or those named Mohammed from the ...