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Re: CHAT: I'm back

From:Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>
Date:Sunday, August 10, 2003, 22:51

> > In case anyone is interested, I'm back from the tundra > (Nenetsland:). > > Welcome back! Was it interesting?
Truly so.
> Cold?
Not really. Though we did find some snow in the tundra. Playing snowballs while cursing the mosqutoes is a most, mm, rare experience :-)
> Pleasant?
Yes :-)
> Is it true that Nenetsia is > the richest region of the Russian Federation because of its gas?
Well, we went to a different Nenetsland :-) Nenets is spoken in three regions of Russia: the Nenets Autonomous District (where we went), where there's only some oil in the east, but just some, the Yamal Nenets AD (where the gas is, it is quite rich) and the Tajmyr AD (where the nickel is, also quite rich around Noril'sk, but very poor elsewhere).
> How many people speak it? Is the language still alive?
Quite a lot. It is on the decline in the European parts, but still we hadn't much trouble with finding informants. It is one of the healthier minority languages in Russia. Tapani Salminen assesses the speaker amount at about 25 thousand
> > (If there's sufficient interest, I can upload some photos somewhere) > > Yes please!
OK, I guess I need to get the Christophe free web space service :)
> > I will of course write the report (the deadline is October > 1), but it > > will be in Russian. I might translate it later. > > No problem. I would like to see it, even in Russian. Can you > upload it when you are finished with it?
> Well, Pavlik, are you ready now to take custody over > Nyenecya'mi-Ja in IlI Bethisad? :)
Nyenecye-Ja, rather :))) You just wait., I still have a whole Man to look after :) Pavel -- Pavel Iosad Nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth --Welsh saying


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