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BTW, Normal English spelling of "troika" these days omits the diaeresis, but since the term for the dance was presumably borrowed at an earlier period, I don't know what best practice would be.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2009 on La Troïka at Capering & Kickery
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Oh...I figured your source had "Tröika", and that you were just quoting faithfully.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2009 on La Troïka at Capering & Kickery
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Small linguistic note: the correct French spelling would actually be "Troïka", since the diaeresis always goes over the second vowel (just like "naïve" or archaic "coöperate"). This is something that has confused people for years, as your citation of the "Tröika" spelling shows. :)
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2009 on La Troïka at Capering & Kickery
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