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Offline LOSTaz

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Reply #150 on: April 22, 2010, 22:05
I wonder why швeйцaр has such meaning in Russian.Are they believed to be just servants or how?Are there cognates in other languages?

Offline Juif Eternel

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Reply #151 on: April 22, 2010, 22:18
It seems I've read somewhere that doormen were called in Russia schweitzers because of their uniform: they looked like Swiss guard.
Mir lebn ejbik

Offline Алексей Гринь

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Reply #152 on: May 28, 2010, 12:39
I would like to continue our heart-to-heart talk.

What American accent do you have?
http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have

Mine is:
肏! Τίς πέπορδε;

Offline LOSTaz

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Reply #153 on: May 28, 2010, 14:10
According to the quiz, I speak like people in the American Northeast(NY, Jersey etc.) do. Although, I believe my pronunciation is more British than American.

Offline Чайник777

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Reply #154 on: May 28, 2010, 15:13
Well, I could pretend having a fancy Inland North accent (whatever that means),
but frankfully speaking, I've got the thickest Russian accent you'll ever hear.

Правда выше кремлевских стен
правда ярче кремлевских звезд
я больше на кухне не жду перемен
я встал на площади в полный рост

Offline Сергій

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Reply #155 on: May 28, 2010, 15:34
my result is Northeast.
actually I sound more like the Estuary variety of British :P

Offline LOSTaz

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Reply #156 on: May 28, 2010, 15:44
Kettle777, I wonder why you are learning Assyraic?Do you  know just classical Syraic or also one of modern?

Offline Чайник777

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Reply #157 on: May 28, 2010, 16:43
I wonder why you are learning Assyrian?
Well, several years ago I received a proposal from one of our forum members (antbez) to visit a free lesson of this language here in Saint-Petersburg and I thought it would be stupid to turn it down.  So I just used the opportunity and didn't give up learning (although I am very far from mastering the language).
Now I think the standard Assyrian language is probably the easiest of all living Semitic languages to learn. (But the problem is that it's slowly dying out).
As for Syriac, it is certainly  a language of interest for me, although I do not devote much time to study it.

Правда выше кремлевских стен
правда ярче кремлевских звезд
я больше на кухне не жду перемен
я встал на площади в полный рост

Offline LOSTaz

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Reply #158 on: May 28, 2010, 17:17
You think it's easy? As far as I know it has more developed verb system(lots of tenses) and other odds. Can you recommend sth to learn it. May be, some basic courses?

Offline Чайник777

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Reply #159 on: May 28, 2010, 18:01
verb system(lots of tenses)
It's easier than in Spanish, I think. And Spanish is considered an easy language to learn.
And these tenses are similar to those of English.

Правда выше кремлевских стен
правда ярче кремлевских звезд
я больше на кухне не жду перемен
я встал на площади в полный рост

Online iopq

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Reply #160 on: May 31, 2010, 09:22


like, duh, totally
Poirot: Я, кстати, тоже не любитель выпить, хоть и русский.
jvarg: Профессионал? ;)

Offline LOSTaz

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Reply #161 on: May 31, 2010, 09:46
I wonder if there similar quizes referring to British dialects.

Offline autolyk

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Reply #162 on: May 31, 2010, 09:49
I have almost the same accent as Alexey Grin has, but it is more Philadelphian than Northeastern :)
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Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesestisk!
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Online iopq

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Reply #163 on: May 31, 2010, 10:14
Surely, you mean cheesesteak?
Poirot: Я, кстати, тоже не любитель выпить, хоть и русский.
jvarg: Профессионал? ;)

Offline autolyk

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Reply #164 on: May 31, 2010, 10:20
I’m puzzled too, it is a quoting... :donno:
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Reply #165 on: May 31, 2010, 11:19
Sorry, iopq, you were absolutely right.
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Offline SkyWind

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Reply #166 on: June 9, 2010, 10:32
According to the quiz I speak as I'm from Philadelphia.By the way what distinctive features(in phonetics,vocabulary) each of these dialects has? :???

Offline Versteher

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Reply #167 on: June 10, 2010, 13:13
let's speak, though I am often loath to do it..

How was it allow'd to pass that Ye can that vile tongue?
По-Арабски "МА" - вода,
А по-Фински "МА" - земля,
Это значитъ, господа,
Что ностратика - [ценз.]ня.

ERLAVCHTER ELLIDI, GIEB VON DIR KVND !!!

Offline Aleksey

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Reply #168 on: June 10, 2010, 13:21
Your Result: The Inland North
But I'm pro-British, so that test fails.
I like 'ow the 'h' is dropped,
and I 'ate when there's 'at instead of 'ot.
'Tis b'cause I sing 'Rule Britannia!'
And I never get bor't!

Offline Versteher

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Reply #169 on: June 10, 2010, 13:24
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.
По-Арабски "МА" - вода,
А по-Фински "МА" - земля,
Это значитъ, господа,
Что ностратика - [ценз.]ня.

ERLAVCHTER ELLIDI, GIEB VON DIR KVND !!!

Offline Aleksey

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Reply #170 on: June 10, 2010, 13:25
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XPHL4Q86t4" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XPHL4Q86t4</a>

Offline Versteher

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Reply #171 on: June 10, 2010, 13:28
a henchman's way?
По-Арабски "МА" - вода,
А по-Фински "МА" - земля,
Это значитъ, господа,
Что ностратика - [ценз.]ня.

ERLAVCHTER ELLIDI, GIEB VON DIR KVND !!!

Offline Aleksey

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Reply #172 on: June 10, 2010, 13:30

Offline Versteher

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Reply #173 on: June 10, 2010, 13:31
Offtop
what is so?
По-Арабски "МА" - вода,
А по-Фински "МА" - земля,
Это значитъ, господа,
Что ностратика - [ценз.]ня.

ERLAVCHTER ELLIDI, GIEB VON DIR KVND !!!

Offline Aleksey

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Reply #174 on: June 10, 2010, 13:34
what is so?
Эт в значении "Вы серьёзно?"

 

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