Hello, My friend Nate sent me some facts on spelling. My spelling seems to be a popular subject.
History books spell the Blue Mosque.....AYA Sofia as "Hagia Sophia"
A few facts:
This church was built in 535 A.D. by the Romans under Emperor
Justinian....its considered one of the greatest examples of Byzantine
architecture. The main dome is over 100 feet in diameter and 180
feet above the floor. This building was an early christian church and its
plan and design were based on a series of half domes,arches and cross
patterns. IT was later taken over by the Muslims and converted into a Mosque.
This is true I suppose.
There is always about 4 or 5 spelling of everything and interpretations.
I walk by the two Mosque once or twice per day and there is no clear signs.
It could be they believe you should pay for a guide...
WHAT I WANT?
I do not normally care of think about any transpose, translated, or converted word into the English language. What is necessary is the spelling in the local language. So now that is Turkey.
I PURCHASED A MAP IN THE TURKEY LANGUAGE.
I bought a map. The vendor wanted to sell me one in English. I had to sort of push him to let me buy the Turkey Language one. He was really trying to help, and of course he would make more money on the tourist stuff.
But... I want a map for directions, not to read.
If you take a English map and hold it up in front of a Turkey person. They will be lost. It is in a different language.
So with the Turkey language map I can point at a city in the country. They read the name in THEIR language.
But spelling is almost irrelevant. Might not see the woods for all the trees.