Re: OT: Russian and Ukrainian was Re: semi-OT: bilingual communication
|From:||Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 29, 2003, 8:23|
Pavel Iosad wrote:
> With regard to Yitzik's bold statement that Russians who live in Russia
> do not understand Ukrainian, it's pretty much an overstatment.
It's an estimation from experience. It may differ because of the level of
people's education, though.
> With regard to the Ukrainian literary language, my uncle's wife, who is
> from Lubny (i. e. the Poltava region as well), keeps saying she finds
> modern literary Ukrainian (i. e., say, the TV1-Ukrainian) far too
> 'zaxodens'ky', i. e. Western.
He-he. My wife is from Lubny too! The world is a village! But she doesn't
think so. And pejorative word for "Western (Ukrainian)" is certainly
Ugh, the thread becomes too hot. Calm down, guys!
"from Ukraine with love"