Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Freeyyaa, Jan 5, 2016.
I just checked with Google, Perun; apparently it's a cat.
The one studying purebred Russian.
That really raises more questions than it answers...
I'll guess...some proto- or archaic version used no more, like Elizabethan English?
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.
What's the deal with 'purebred' what does it mean to you in this context?
You forgot to mention Putin.
Without any non-Slavic admixtures.
Where's the fun in a language that doesn't grow and evolve?
Really? How do you call the Internet, the telephones and the automobiles in Russia?
And when do we start talking about Sabaton?
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.
And more importantly, how do you call a cheeseburger in Russia?
I suppose by combining the Russian words for cheese, meat, and puck?
Puck is a Canadian word, they better have their own word for it.
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?
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.
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?
Where'd you get those funny letters from, Saap?
You're not a philologist, I take it?
Separate names with a comma.