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Приветствую, камрады
« on: January 16, 2021, 04:42:21 PM »
Chto-to poshlo ne tak - kirillica v tele posta ne postitsya. Nadeyus', Eric naydet prostoe reshenie.

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Re: Приветствую, камрады
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2021, 05:03:58 AM »
Google translate not really helping, but I think you meant there is no Cyrillic text in the body of the message, even though there is in the header.

I tried and it came out as question marks and emoticons.
 
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Re: Приветствую, камрады
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2021, 05:49:57 AM »
Google translate not really helping, but I think you meant there is no Cyrillic text in the body of the message, even though there is in the header.

Yep!

Google translate cannot deal with "translit" (russian words, writen with latin alphabet transliteration).
 

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Re: Приветствую, камрады
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2021, 09:25:48 AM »
I had to learn a little Russian for work a few years ago, although lost almost all of it now. Grammar is pretty horrific :)

Speaking of languages...

I had a Mandarin teacher here on the Isle of Man for a while. A very difficult language. It's tonal, with the meaning of a word changing based on how you pitch your voice. You can have a flat tone, a downward tone, an upward tone or a U-shaped tone where you pitch down and then back up. There are also rules about changing the tone based on adjacent words, so you can't have three U-shaped tones in a row for example - the middle becomes flat. A classic example is the word ma, which can mean mother, horse, scold or hemp depending on the inflection. Mandarin has no pitch-up for a question, as is done in many European languages, so you have to ignore your natural inflection instinct in questions or it changes the meaning of the word. I only lightly dabbled in Mandarin, but still a fascinating language. I wouldn't mind going back to it at some point.

In the last couple of years, I have picked up a little Hebrew, because it is spoken quite a lot in the office, although that hasn't been a problem recently :). That is relatively straightforward to learn - probably on a par with Italian or Spanish - apart from some of the pronunciation.


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Re: Приветствую, камрады
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2021, 04:58:54 AM »
By the way, I have tried just now to put translit on google translate - and it works quite fine!
The last time I have tried - it was long ago, though - there was a mess.

As for Mandarin - I had a textbook only, but it was fascinating indeed! Isolating grammar, tonal syllables, complicated system of measure words and so on, conservative cross-cultural hieroglyphics, exotic things all around!