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Russian Americans

From:Mike Adams <abrigon@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 8:16
I expect they would be a bit different than the standard modern Russian
due to some specific things.

They mostly left Russian before the changes in spelling, so the alphabet
might be different.
As mentioned many left from not Russia proper, such as from the Ukraine,
so they speak with provincial accents and likely dielects. Also as
mentioned they passed thru a few places. Such as the "Old Believers"
did, much like how the Puritans did, when they stayed in The
Netherlands, but they did it in China.
Also many who settled like Alaska (Alyeska) at first were either
Cossacks, or recent immigrants to Russia such as Germans and like. It
speaks of why one of the Aleut/Eskimo name for whites is Gusiq, either
from Cossack (word comes from the Turkish "Kazakh" meaning
freebooter/pirate/crook, or from Cosic(sp) (priests vestments) or so I


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