Category Archives: Friendship of Peoples

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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Euronews Service Closes Ukrainian Language Channel – Part III

Dear Readers: I started this series of posts with the breaking news of Euronews Media Conglomerate (Europe’s answer to CNN) cancelling its Ukrainian-language channel. From there we started to discuss the issue of language in general.  Eventually we need to … Continue reading

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Euronews Service Closes Ukrainian Language Channel – Part II

Dear Readers: In Part I we discussed the breaking news of the day, namely the Euronews Media Conglomerate (Europe’s answer to CNN) cancelling its Ukrainian-language channel.  Due to the fact that the Ukrainian government, which was the licensee, via its … Continue reading

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Euronews Service Closes Ukrainian Language Channel – Part I

Dear Readers: I saw this piece by analyst Irina Alksnis, which I use as my starting point.  Today we just be talking about the breaking news (=Ukrainian-language channel goes kaput), and some backstory about the Euronews media network, and so … Continue reading

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