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Re: Another Russian Question

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 18, 2001, 16:37
On Sun, 16 Sep 2001 14:56:46 +0400, Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...> wrote:

>> I have also heard Moyo imye - Peter [mahYOH >> EEMyah - Peter] (litterally my name Peter - Russian lacks a copula) > >Yep.
Note however that _imya_ tends to mean 'first name' rather than 'full name'. So, in neutral speech the above may be understood as 'my first name is...', and followed by e. g. _Moya familiya - Smith_. Or it may imply some additional stylistic effect (from elevated tone to foreign accent). _Menya zovut..._ is in fact the only neutral way to say 'my name is...'. Basilius


Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>