E verteta eshte, qe emri Shkodra, duket vertet i prejardhur nga Iskenderiyye si Skënderaj(Kosovë), duke rrezuar natyrshem i-ne nistore dhe n ne mes : (I) skë(n)deriyye. Problemi eshte se forma i-sk-ender (al-iskandariyya) me klasterin sk eshte varianti turko-arab i emrit Ale-ks-ander, qe sipas variantit te historie se servirur nder ne, duhet te jete me i vonshem se ai latino-grek me klasterin ks.
From here we set off westwards, crossing the Drin river, and journeyed to the walled city of Shkodra. It was founded by Iskender Zu'l-qarneyn (Alexander the Great) and was thus called Iskenderiyye (5) (Alexander). It was subsequently taken over and enlarged by Spain, then passed from the king of Puglia into the hands of the doges of Venice. When Mehmed the Conqueror received the dreadful news that the Venetians had begun to loot and plunder the lands around Skopje, Prishtina and Vushtrria, he resolved at once to pacify the region and, arriving with a huge expeditionary force, he conquered the fortress from the Venetians in the year 883 (1478) after a siege of forty days and forty nights. He then made it the capital of a separate sandjak in the eyalet of Rumelia, (33b) bestowing it as a hereditary fief (ocaklik) upon Yusuf Bey, the first sandjak bey of Shkodra. And so, its rulers are still known as Yusuf Beg Ogullari.
There are three Iskenderuns or Alexandrias in the Ottoman Empire. One is this Albanian Iskenderiyye (Shkodra). The second, called Iskenderun, is on the shore of the Mediterranean, one caravan stage from Aleppo, and serves at the port for that city. (6) The third is Alexandria in Egypt, which in Greek is called Alexandria Pyrgos, or Alexander's Castle.
Atehere, si eshte e mundur qe emri I qytetit shfaqet qe ne ""lashtesi"" ne trajten: Skodra (Latin: Scodra, Ancient Greek: Σκόδρα, Σκοδρινῶν pra jo ne trajten e pritshme Ἀλεξάνδρεία?