Category Archives: Linguistics

Russian Philologists Discover New Word Combination

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece (by reporter Anastasia Vorobyova) on the “discovery” of a new word combination in contemporary spoken Russian.  The new word (or catch-phrase) is в смысле (pronounced, roughly:  “f-smisli”).  Russian people are saying this more … Continue reading

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Cultural Genocide And WhatAbout – Part V

Dear Readers: Continuing with  this piece by Artem Filippov, who is worried about the cultural genocide of Canadian Inuits.  Yesterday we met Aluki Kotierk, the President of the Nunavut entity.  According to this Huffington Post article, which appears (?) to … Continue reading

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Cultural Genocide And WhatAbout – Part IV

Dear Readers: Continuing with  this piece by Artem Filippov, who is concerned about the Canadian government’s policy of cultural genocide against Canadian Inuits.  We have looked at the Inuits, who they are, where they live, the language they speak, their … Continue reading

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Cultural Genocide And WhatAbout – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing to review this piece by Artem Filippov, who is concerned about the Canadian government’s policy of cultural genocide against Canadian Inuits.  Filippov brings an alarming statistic:  at the current rate, by the year 2051 only 4% of … Continue reading

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Interesting Stuff About the Russian Alphabet

Dear Readers: I wanted to bring to your attention this interesting piece about the history of the Russian alphabet.  The author is Georgy Manaev. The piece is in English, so you don’t really need me to translate or summarize anything, … Continue reading

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How Feminists Cripple the Russian Language – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today concluding this  interview with Russian Linguist/Philologist Maxim Kronhaus.  Where we left off, reporter Denis Nizhegorodtsev asked Kronhaus if it were possible to satisfy the feminist need for feminizing suffixes without creating words that sounded derogatory. Maxim:  The … Continue reading

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How Feminists Cripple the Russian Language – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing with this very interesting topic, and interview with Russian Linguist/Philologist Maxim Kronhaus.  Where we left off, reporter Denis Nizhegorodtsev was discussing with Kronhaus, how “some feminists” want to create feminizing suffixes for every profession.  Kronhaus replies, quite … Continue reading

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