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Hi to the Ukraine from Tokyo

From:Y.Penzev <yitzchaq@...>
Date:Friday, November 23, 2001, 10:46
> Hmm, a language I've always been intrigued by, but > never attempted. :-?
You'll never regret if you start one day...
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the English > spelling of your city would be Kiev. Or is that > another city?
Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. The official language of Ukraine is Ukrainian (it is relative to Russian, but differs from it in many things) So this is a transliteration from Ukrainian, which is officially approved since gaining independence from Russia. Former spelling 'Kiev ' was from Russian.
> In this forum, you can call me "Matt33" :-I > (...because we've got many other Matts here...)
> 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".
Unfortunately, no Estonian in my database [who knows, maybe one day...]


Padraic Brown <agricola@...>