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Re: Hi to the Ukraine from Tokyo (was: Hi from Ukraine)

From:Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>
Date:Friday, November 23, 2001, 21:55
From what I've seen the Russian speakers prefer Kyiv - so you can go into
your local shop and ask for a "Chicken Kyiv"!
----- Original Message -----
From: "SuomenkieliMaa" <suomenkieli@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2001 9:34 AM
Subject: Hi to the Ukraine from Tokyo (was: Hi from Ukraine)

> --- "Y.Penzev" <yitzchaq@...> wrote: > > Hi! > > Hello! > > > I'm a 33yo/m linguist from Ukraine. My native tongue > > is Russian. > > Hmm, a language I've always been intrigued by, but > never attempted. :-? > > > Now I'm a teacher of English and Biblical Hebrew at > > a Bible college in Kyiv. > > Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the English > spelling of your city would be Kiev. Or is that > another city? I hail from a small town in the middle > of a small state in the middle of the US. Now, I make > my home in a big metropolis in the middle of a small > country. > > > In English you can call me "Isaac" :-) > > In English, you can call me "Matt" :-) > In Japanese, you can call me "Matto" :-L > In Finnish, you can call me "Matti" :-? > In Spanish, you can call me "Mateo" :-/ > In Portuguese, you can call me "Mateus" :-> > In French, you can call me "Matthieu" :-Y > In this forum, you can call me "Matt33" :-I > (...because we've got many other Matts here...) > > oh yes, and in my very own conlang Vya:a:h (which I > often abbreviate as Vyh, because I cannot make the > a/omlaut so have to indicate it by a: but get tired of > doing that everytime), you can call me "Maththyy" :)) > > > In my school days I tried to invent many languages > > of my own. When I grew > > older, I thought it just wasting time, and all my > > projects went to a > > trash-bin. But recently I've discovered hundreds (!) > > of people, practicing > > this *art* ! > > Myself too, I considered it a waste-of-time for a long > time. Now that I've found people of a like mind, I > feel that my creativity ought to go unhindered with > more experience and advice from everyone. > > > Guys, you've inspired me! > > Me too! > > > Hope to start this hobby soon again! > > Never too young (as you'll soon read) or too old to > conlang. > > BTW, now that we've established who the youngest > conlanger is, could anyone inform of who the oldest > conlanger is?? > > > ...and I like just learning languages, at least a > > bit of it, just basics, to > > feel the flavour. I've got a REAL collection of them > > > now... > > It may be a consensus that we all love languages, for > whatever odd reasons we each hold. As you may > recognize from my email alias, Finnish ranks as #1 for > me. Oh... would you happen to speak any Estonian? I > want to pick some more of that language up, but only > know very basic things like "palun" and "aita". > > Matt33 > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Yahoo! GeoCities - quick and easy web site hosting, just $8.95/month. >