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Nordic Countries

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Freeyyaa, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    I just checked with Google, Perun; apparently it's a cat.
     
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  2. Freeyyaa

    Freeyyaa mordebo et stringebo

    The one studying purebred Russian.
     
  3. Perun

    Perun Cheesemäster Staff Member

    That really raises more questions than it answers...
     
  4. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    I'll guess...some proto- or archaic version used no more, like Elizabethan English?
     
  5. Freeyyaa

    Freeyyaa mordebo et stringebo

    Absolutely not archaic, but modern and hyper modern. The language of nowadays, the one of literature, radio, TV, spoken in the streets and in family circles. The purebred Russian we speak today.
     
  6. Srogyy

    Srogyy Ancient Mariner

    What's the deal with 'purebred' what does it mean to you in this context? :p
     
  7. Ariana

    Ariana Black-and-white leopard

    :innocent:
    You forgot to mention Putin.
     
  8. Freeyyaa

    Freeyyaa mordebo et stringebo

    Without any non-Slavic admixtures.
    Stop offtoping!
     
  9. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Where's the fun in a language that doesn't grow and evolve?
     
  10. Ariana

    Ariana Black-and-white leopard

    Really? How do you call the Internet, the telephones and the automobiles in Russia?

    And when do we start talking about Sabaton?
     
  11. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    On topic. I'd think Icelandic would be a candidate for the most "purebred" language in Europe. They have a tradition, and an active policy, for actively seeking to avoid adopting loan words, and instead finding good Icelandic words for them.

    Also, Sabaton.
     
  12. Saapanael

    Saapanael Life beyond these walls has great things in store.

    And more importantly, how do you call a cheeseburger in Russia?
     
  13. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    I suppose by combining the Russian words for cheese, meat, and puck?
     
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  14. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Puck is a Canadian word, they better have their own word for it.
     
  15. Freeyyaa

    Freeyyaa mordebo et stringebo

    Cheeseburger--"чизбургер". Who knows, may be Icelandic way is the one for the language to evolve and develop. 30% of words in Russian--are borrowings and loan-words.
    "Computer" in Icelandic--"tolva". In French--"un ordinateur", derives from Latin "ordo" (order).
    Is Sabaton a good band?
     
  16. Saapanael

    Saapanael Life beyond these walls has great things in store.

    I know, it was a rhetorical question ;).

    It's cheesy and epic, slightly ridiculous yet very powerful. If you like such a style then yes.
     
  17. Ariana

    Ariana Black-and-white leopard

    I know this discussion is completely futile and I'll regret asking this but I have to ask. If 30% of the words used in Russian are from foreign origin, how can you keep talking about "purebred" language?
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2016
  18. Saapanael

    Saapanael Life beyond these walls has great things in store.

    Пуребред perhaps?
     
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  19. Ariana

    Ariana Black-and-white leopard

    Where'd you get those funny letters from, Saap? :p
     
  20. Perun

    Perun Cheesemäster Staff Member

    You're not a philologist, I take it?
     

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