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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:30 PM
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Russian speakers? (small favor)
I feel so silly for asking, but the internet is not being helpful today. :)

Could someone who speaks Russian give me a rough phoenetic spelling of the word for "send", as in "transmit"?
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:37 PM
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1. Could you give us a sentence?
Russian verbs get conjugated about 400 different ways. In addition, IIRC, there are at least five or six ways to say "send".

da zvi'

--bkl
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:39 PM
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2. Like an imperative...
As if he clicked on the button that said "send". :shrug:
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:43 PM
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4. Here's my attempt
peredevaitye

It's pronounced more like "pee-ree-div-AYE-tee"

Now all we need is someone who speaks Russian like a native to make sure what I found really is what you want!

But this should make you understood.

--bkl
Ya govoryu ... plokho ...
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:52 PM
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5. I'll take it!! Thanks!
...er, spaziba! :hi:
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:56 PM
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6. peredevaitye is imperfective
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 12:59 PM by TXlib
I think in this sense, you may want perfective:

peredaitye

as in:

peredaitye ot menya privyet

"Send my greetings"

ty neplokho govorish'.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:03 PM
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8. That sounds about right
Now to hash out whether privyet should be singular or plural or if I've forgotten more than 50% of the Russian grammar I've learned.

--bkl
Oo menya mozgi nyet ...
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:07 PM
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9. Yesli u tebya mozgi nyet, golosovai za Bush!
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:19 PM
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10. What about poslatz?
With poshlutye being the impertive case?
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:23 PM
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11. peredat' is the verb that means 'to transmit'
poslat' means to send, as in through the post.

I am not sure, but I think russian web forms have buttons that say peredaitye for 'send'.
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:57 PM
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15. transmit would be a better choice then
my bad :-) I'm out of practice
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:43 PM
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3. Sorry, Robb, all I remember
from college Russian are the phrases for "hello, how are you, do you speak russian, and what is this!" Fascinating language, though.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:03 PM
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7. cool tool (free) for translating text and whole web pages !
.
.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish /

Loads in One second !!

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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:24 PM
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12. Bush, yob wos!
eom
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:28 PM
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13. Roff ees Dingbatsky, da? (nt)
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:30 PM
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14. I'm reminded of a poem I learned in russian class
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 01:31 PM by TXlib
Napisal ya po pis'mu
Sashe, Mashe, i slonu.

Otvyeteli mnye pis'mom
Sasha, Masha, no nye slon.


Bonus points if anybody other than KCDem can read that!

And a dialog I had to memorise to learn genitive case (rodityelniy padyezh):

Gdye general? Ya nye vizhu generala?

- Generala uvyeli. Vy ego bol'shye nye uvidetye.


Translation:

Where's the general? I don't see the general.

- They took the general away. You'll never see him again.
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