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Old 11-26-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I don't live in London. Yup, the Russians are expanding their empire.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:10 AM
 
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Ivan Kotliarevsky,
Yes, it was. I was also suprised, I thought maybe there is another Eneida. But I forgot to answer.

I read it by the way several years ago. Not the full text, but the fragments in Ukrainian. I enjoyed it very much, so maybe I will read it all.

Еней був парубок моторний
І хлопець хоть куди козак,
Удавсь на всеє зле проворний,
Завзятійший од всіх бурлак.
Но греки, як спаливши Трою,
Зробили з неї скирту гною,
Він взявши торбу тягу дав;
Забравши деяких троянців,
Осмалених, як гиря, ланців,
П'ятами з Трої накивав.


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Old 04-25-2014, 06:11 AM
 
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I once caught a bit of Russian on Polish TV with subtitles (in Polish), and they looked like romanized Russian.

How much do, say, Russians and Poles understand of one another? How about Russians and Ukrainians, or Serbs and Czechs?
All slavic languages are very similar. While I speak Russian I can understand ukrainian and serbian languages too.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: CT
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The closest to Polish is Czech.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:24 PM
 
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I have noticed that if you ask Poles how close their language is to Russian, you get politicized answers:

- Anti-communist friend whose family was harassed and / or administratively screwed with by Polish communists for being "nonconformists" told me that Russian and Polish are totally differerent languages and the only Russian he understands is due to forced Russian language lessons in school.

- An a-political Polish co worker told me that she can follow general conversations in Russian because of similarities in unconjugated verbs and other vocabulary words.
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:26 AM
 
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An a-political Polish co worker told me that she can follow general conversations in Russian because of similarities in unconjugated verbs and other vocabulary words.
The problem for them might be the stress. In Czech language it's always on the first syllable. In Polish it's also fixed on syllable, which is the second from the end of the word. In our language it's not fixed. And also in our language the stress can be on the root in the plural form of the word and on the ending in the singular form of the same word.

But they also have some things that is very hard for us. Czech language has long vowels.
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