How will you write this in Ukrainian?
How do you write 'gh' from a foreign name e.g. Singh. Is it Сінґг? I read this spelling in a Ukrainian newspaper. But Russian uses a different spelling like Сингх (I hope I remember it, correct me if I'm wrong). Isn't х like a kh sound?
Essentially, yes. Ukrainian Х (and Russian, if I'm not mistaken) is usually transliterated as KH but in English this letter combination doesn't give you Х sound but more like К. One of our customers has a name Khan, for example. And the way people at work pronounce it (native US English Speakers) sounds closer to кан (Kaan) then to Хан (that's what I'm assuming it should be pronounced). There's also the fact that we're using English as a medium between two languages instead of working directly from the source.
Most Ukrainian people do use H in place of Х without realizing that in English H is actually closer to Ukrainian Г. I was the same way for a quite a few years :) If you have a sound sample of the pronunciation in the original language I could try and a approximate spelling for you in Ukrainian.
As a Ukrainian, I can confirm that the trend of a larger generalisation of the use of г for h and ґ for g is taking place.
Thank you all for replying. Actually in Punjabi(Indian) we have just one letter ਘ (gurmukhi letter GHA) for GH and ਖ (gurmukhi letter KHA) for KH. On Ukrainian Wikipedia Manmohan Singh is written as Манмоган Сінґх and in some Ukrainian newspapers I saw Сінґг spelling. If you search this spelling in Google, you will find lots of Ukrainian websites using this spelling. So, it's matter of personal choice, right?