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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 18 12:49:30 EDT 2019


Thanks to all of you for your responses.
Garson

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 11:26 PM imwitty <imwitty at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 Ukrainian, but in Russian has been replaced by "и".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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> > Poster:       Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
> > Subject:      Re: Request help with Russian in Brothers Karamazov by
> >               Dostoyevsky
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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
> > > become garbled during transmission. Hence, you may have been unable to
> > > read my previous message with the same subject line as this message.
> > > If you wish to read that message then please follow this link into the
> > > ADS mailing list archive.
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> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2019-September/155443.html
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> > > Thanks
> > > Garson
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