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  23:46:14  17 September 2009
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QuaNTuMbenxh
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Quantum: Speak for yourself, mate!

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What you dont wank ?? come on don't lie ...


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BTW: Despite in-game/from-game 'help', I'm seriously struggling for Russian-sounding names. Also, I don't know if family names (not patronymics) are regional/country-to-country or widespread, i.e. is Kuznetsov area specific, or across all of what was the USSR?
All my soldiers sound more like the Russian national team c. 1992: Dobrovolsky, Mikhailichenko, Mostovoi, etc. I even drafted a bit with a Sgt. Dasayev.

Any advice gratefully received.
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Classic names:

Ivan, Boris and Vladimir , Check wiki and god* for other stuff.


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*god = www.google.com
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  01:03:51  18 September 2009
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snorkbait
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On names -

Any advice gratefully received.
Sure bet would be to ask Siro (he is Russian), also Racemate (don't know his origins, but he has offered very constructive info one the name topic - dig out Danlo's storythreads to find what he has written). Try asking around in the Bar as well.

My own Russian is far from good but i'm able to point out if something is wrong. For example, Marek is clearly a Polish name, and a very common here in Estonia too. Have never heard of it being used in Russian, at least not in such form (not sure about Ukranian though). ED: In the audiobook "Fang's tale" there was a characher Mark Something-Something.

ED2:
Here's a link Danlo provided in another names topic:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_names
this might shed some light to the area-specific manes.

ED3:
ok, sorry, i can't help it

... But of course I can 'see' her whenever I want, seeing as she's my creation and all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IURfntimnlA
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Cheers, hhiker. Marek...I knew wasn't Russian. He's not Russian, or Ukrainian. Could be a Pole, a Serb, whatever. But Ukrainian was the {i}lingua franca. Sort of made sense to me, but obviously Snorkbait (character) wouldn't know his nationality unless it was mentioned...and it wasn't.
Thanks for the link to other names, though. Big help.

And I'm a big fan of Patrick Stewart. Hadn't seen that, though, because I didn't watch Extras.
Just to be clear, I'm not that bad.
*rapidly changes scene where Hiker has her clothes fall off*
(Seriously, I've not got to 'your' part yet. lol)

Quantum: Don't have to wank when you've got a woman, mate.
  04:24:35  18 September 2009
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hhiker
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But Ukrainian was the {i}lingua franca. Sort of made sense to me, but obviously Snorkbait (character) wouldn't know his nationality unless it was mentioned...and it wasn't.

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Fair enough.
Now... somehow i would assume that in a post-soviet environment, especially with international crowds around, the lg. franca would be Russian.
The non-local characters knowing and speaking Ukrainian - that would be like a special treat, a form to show respect- not something everybody does by default.
(Just a thought... based on local experience.)
  04:53:14  18 September 2009
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Snorkbait, that is some brilliant work mate!!! I just read all of this and "Strange Alliance", excellent work! Please, keep writing.

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  14:14:28  18 September 2009
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snorkbait
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hhiker: Fair point...and one proven within the story itself by the fact that the main character knows a chunk of Russian, but little or no Ukrainian. D'oh. Way to fuck up my own story logic.
And obviously I have to bow to local experience (but how come your Russian isn't so great, as you said before? Thought it would've been a big thing to learn in Estonia).

Ah...wriggle room: Marek and Earlywine do know Russian, but know Snorkbait does too, and whatever is being said isn't for his ears. But that's having to explain a point and therefore it becomes invalid, because it should be logical/obvious.


HL2 Master: Cheers. There'll be a lot more to come in this story, as long as people still want to read it.
  14:52:41  18 September 2009
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hhiker
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musings on language... partially offtopic

Well... i' ve had Russian language lessons since kindergarten - up until high school...
But the late-Soviet early-post-soviet language teaching ways (in my opinion) were a certain way to make sure you woudn't master a language - any language. It was based on "learning all the bits how they should be" and if you got the bits right, THEN you had to use what you had learned... and if you got it wrong you got a bad mark - and somehow a bad mark meant pretty much the end of the world back then
At first i grasped it quite well but then i missed school for a week or two when they started smashing some hard cold theory in our heads... and from then on the learning curve was pretty much screwed.
(There was the issue of general more and less silent anti-soviet mentality everywhere as well... after all Russian was the official language of the ruling regime; and by the second half of the eighties the central power had already become very stagnant and as a sort of counter-action to their weakness, they enforced all sorts of absurd and often downright unfair rules to little buggers likes us. At some point (i might remember it wrong, maybe it was just a rumor) the supreme council was about to ban the use of national languages altogether in some regions ... anyway, i'd say there was some sort of shift in motivation sometime at the early years in school ... again, the learning curve took the damage.)
Long story short, the school language studies left me with a big pile of incoherent, disconnected knowledge and a bad case of performance anxiety
Playing the Stalker games have actually improved my Russian wasy more that the school system ever could
And the roleplay thing in August was invaluable for language experience since most of the crowd there was Russian-speaking.

Ok and now i forgot where i was goin with all this. (Again)


ED:
check this thraed - the native speakers explain:
http://gsc-game.com/index.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=gs&thm_page=2&thm_id=785&sec_id=4
  15:29:02  18 September 2009
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snorkbait
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hhiker: I see. I was just interested, seeing as Estonia was part of the 'enemy', as we were taught to think of it - as far as we were concerned, you were all 'Russia' - and I more or less assumed your first language would be Russian.
As I said in the Bar thread, it's good to learn and it's also been good to move beyond the sort of one-eyed-ness that existed before the early 1990s. It may also show that Snorkbait (character's) ideas are coloured by my own, and I'll admit to there being biographical bits and bobs in there, somewhere.
Thanks for the link, too. Part of my English degree was in linguistics and the evolution of languages, so a lot of that was quite interesting to me. I could go on the thread and bore everyone senseless with linguistic theory and just why there is such variation even in English, but I'll refrain.
And here I was trying to keep this short, so as not to clutter the thread.
  15:31:35  18 September 2009
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QuaNTuMbenxh
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UPDATE

Or I will be pissed!

I'm sick so im not going to school, meaning im so bored i MUst reads something. FASTER UPDATE!
  15:55:01  18 September 2009
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Quantum: Sorry you're ill. Get better soon.
As for updates...check back later, though I'm now posting faster than I can write and edit to a presentable standard - and I won't post any old shit because then you won't want to read.
Pretty soon there might be delays. G/f already reckons I'm 'wasting too much time' on Stalker stuff.
  22:48:16  18 September 2009
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QuaNTuMbenxh
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Quantum: Sorry you're ill. Get better soon.
As for updates...check back later, though I'm now posting faster than I can write and edit to a presentable standard - and I won't post any old shit because then you won't want to read.
Pretty soon there might be delays. G/f already reckons I'm 'wasting too much time' on Stalker stuff.
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Its okay

well if gf is telling you to stop you better spent some time on her just Dont forget us okay?
 
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