Transliterate this! [in Russian]

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 26 01:55:41 UTC 2013

On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at>wrote:

> I must correct here, it's spelling of borrowed words, not
> transliteration.

 Does this mean that I won't be a пятибалльник? (Assumlng that this word
still has currency, that is. I learned it at the Army Language School, back
in 1960, as the equivalent of "straight-A student.") :-(

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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