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Is it permissible to write out HaShem's actual name (the "Tetragrammaton") in English (or any other, non-Semitic, language)?

Does it make a difference how you spell it, ie., whether you write it in all consonants that are cognates to the Hebrew consonants, or whether you write the four consonants with V vs. W or J vs. Y, or whether you use the very common vocalized spelling that most scholars believe is incorrect (like the name of the "Witness" Christian sect)?

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How do you plan on writing it out, if you don't know how to spell it? –  Double AA Jan 7 '13 at 6:22
    
Do you mean writing "Adonay"? If so, the answer is yes; Rabbi Schwab writes it like that in his commentary on Adon Olam in Rav Schwab on Prayer (Artscroll) –  b a Jan 7 '13 at 6:27
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@Double AA - There are several variations of the YKVK name used in academic works. The J/W variations tend to be Germanic, the Y/V variations US/UK etc.. @b a - I think the OP is asking about YKVK, not the substitute names that are used. –  Epicentre Jan 7 '13 at 7:46
    
@DoubleAA - Zing! Good one.... –  Yehoshua Jan 7 '13 at 12:40
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@DoubleAA, people can either misspell it or spell it with different styles that may be more or less correct. –  Seth J Jan 7 '13 at 14:23

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