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Quote from: humbert on November 15, 2022, 04:14 AMMostly I was referring to the fact that, unless I'm mistaken, the Russian language is very phonetic.
Quote from: Daniil on November 15, 2022, 07:12 PMYes, that's correct. We have a lot of difficulties with suffixes and endings of words. You probably understand already that in Russian endings of a verb in sentence changing relatively to sex of subject of sentence (for example, in English "He did ..." and "She did ...", but in Russian "Он делал ..." and "Она делала ..."). But in case of writing, we never have such stupid things as in English (for example, like in an old joke, when "write Liverpool, but pronounce as Manchester" ).
Quote from: Daniil on November 15, 2022, 07:12 PMBTW, as far as I can understand, English which we learn from official textbooks and real everyday English speaking is very different. Is that correct? I tried to learn US urban slang and found it really funny and interesting for me. 'coz, y'know, it's helluva diff cases!
Quote from: humbert on November 16, 2022, 05:09 AMThe romance languages are like that too. They're very genderized. Even inanimate objects have genders. For example, in Spanish "la calle" (the street) is a feminine noun, so the article is la. However, "el camino" (the road) is a masculine noun, so the article is el. After having some knowledge of the language you learn which is which.
Quote from: humbert on November 16, 2022, 05:09 AMBTW, I'm noticing that in Russia married women take their husband's name and add an A at the end. Putin's wife's last name is Putina. Is that how the Russian naming sysem for wives works?
Quote from: humbert on November 16, 2022, 05:09 AMIn Russian I don't understand the difference between Ш and Щ. I also have some trouble understanding what the hard and soft signs Ъ and Ь are used for, and with the letter yeru Ы. The other letters I more or less understand. For example, unless I'm wrong you wrote "ona delal" and "ona delala".
Quote from: humbert on November 16, 2022, 05:09 AMHow do you say "you" in Russian? By this I mean is there a higher and lower version depending on who you're speaking to? In Spanish there is usted (the higher) and tu (the lower). In French is vous and tous respectively. Is there something like that in Russian?
Quote from: humbert on November 16, 2022, 05:09 AMAll this is essentially American slang. They even gave it a more phonetic spelling not found in any dictionary. Remember there is no central authority for the language. If you ever travelled to the United Kingdom and then to America, you'd notice many signs are spelled differently. American is more phonetic.
Quote from: Daniil on November 21, 2022, 03:38 PMYep, that's very close to gendering in Russian. We just doesn't use an articles - gender is implied in the word itself.
Quote from: Daniil on November 21, 2022, 03:38 PMIn case of Putin it'd be "Vladimir Vladimirovich" like in different political TV shows when different toadies speaks to him.
Quote from: Daniil on November 21, 2022, 03:38 PMDifference between Ш and Щ is simple - first pronounced as "sh", second as "sch". With hard ans soft signs it's a bit more complicated. Soft sign means higher tone of pronunciation (something as tones in Japanese or Chinese lang), hard sign vise versa. Pronunciation of Ы I can't explain to English-speakers, because there is nothing like this in English. Try to think about it as an "'ee" - long e with apostrophe.
Quote from: Daniil on November 21, 2022, 03:38 PMSlang is a mirror of real, inofficial culture, it shows lives of the people. How heavily US slang differs from region to region? And how heavily it changed, for example, since 80's
Quote from: humbert on November 22, 2022, 06:18 AMWhen you say there are no articles, do you mean that if in English you say "This is the street", in Russian you'd say "This is street"? In this case the is the article.
Quote from: humbert on November 22, 2022, 06:18 AMThere are subtle differences in spoken accents from region to region. For example, someone from New York speaks with different accent than someone from Atlanta. There is also some slightly different slang. Due to the fact that the world is hypercommunicated and there is easy travel from one place to the next, every day these differences grow less and less every day.
Quote from: Shadow.97 on November 21, 2022, 07:10 PMIt takes some getting used to local dialects. I've heard people with similar to this:https://youtu.be/pj705DvCSxg
Quote from: Daniil on November 22, 2022, 12:07 PMOh, that's very interesting! Is that easy to determine from where the person is, by his accent? For example, what's typical for new-yorkers? I hear that in NYC slang there is a lot of italian, jewish and russian forms.
Quote from: scarface on November 24, 2022, 07:54 PMActually I never had trouble posting new message. However, I encountered a similar message when I tried to modify old messages. But it only appeared a few times. It must be a bug with SMF not being able to remove "unknown characters".