Monthly Archives: May 2017

O What Rogues And Peasant Slaves Are Those Moscow Cops! – Part III

Dear Readers: Today completing my translation of this interview with Moscow police veteran Roman Khabarov , as he and Reporter Tatiana Telpis conduct a post-mortem of the “Hamlet on the Arbat” incident which has rattled Russian society.  The key issue here:  Were the … Continue reading

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O What Rogues And Peasant Slaves Are Those Moscow Cops! – Part II

Dear Readers: Yesterday, I started the translation of this interview from Komsomolskaya Pravda.  Reporter Tatiana Telpis sat down with Roman Khabarov, an 18-year veteran of the Moscow police force.  Together they watched the amateur video of the “detention” of a 9-year-old boy … Continue reading

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O What Rogues And Peasant Slaves Are Those Moscow Cops! – Part I

Dear Readers: For my next story I have picked one that, as the Russian media puts it, “has resonance” in society.  Namely, the recent blaring headlines (May 26) about an appealing, bespectacled 9-year-old boy roughed up and detained by cops in … Continue reading

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Euronews Service Closes Ukrainian Language Channel – Part VII

Dear Readers: After some interesting discussions about the Science of Linguistics, it is time to come to a collective decision as to whether Ukrainian is an actual language (as the Ukrainian nationalists insist) or just a dialect of Russian (as the … Continue reading

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Euronews Service Closes Ukrainian Language Channel – Part VI

Dear Readers: Please bear with me just a little longer, we are almost at the point where we can “decide” whether or not Ukrainian is a full-fledged language on its own, or just a dialect of Russian.  But first we … Continue reading

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Euronews Service Closes Ukrainian Language Channel – Part V

Dear Readers: Where we left off yesterday, in our survey of the history of Scientific Linguistics:  We were talking about the very fruitful American school of Anthropological Linguistics, whose most famous figure was Edward Sapir.  Sapir was born in what … Continue reading

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Euronews Service Closes Ukrainian Language Channel – Part IV

Dear Readers: Yesterday we talked about Alphabets, and an interesting discussion ensued.  See, carbon-based humanoid units started tinkering around and inventing alphabets LONG before Scientific Linguistics was even a thing.  I guess you could call the invention of alphabets “applied pragmatic … Continue reading

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