[Ads-l] Request help with Russian in Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky

imwitty imwitty at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 16 23:25:54 EDT 2019


No! It is Russian -- just the old orthography (before 1918 alphabet
reform). You just were confused by the letter "i", which does exist in
Ukrainian, but in Russian has been replaced by "и". It is pronounced like
"ee" in the English word "fee". 😋
L.
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On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 5:52 PM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: Request help with Russian in Brothers Karamazov by
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> My Russian is too rusty to help, but I want to point out that the original
> quote looked like it was written in Ukrainian instead of Russian.
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> On Mon, Sep 16, 2019, 8:48 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
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> > A list member told me that my message containing Russian text had
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> > Thanks
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