Category Archives: Languaж

Tomos becomes word of year in Ukraine

“Tomos” was chosen as the word of the year in 2018 by the dictionary of modern Ukrainian language and slang “Myslovo”.

“The word is the symbol of the creation of Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church and further withdrawal from the ideological influence of Moscow,” the message said.

Related: Christmas liturgy takes place in Kyiv’s Saint Sophia Cathedral

Greek word “Tomos”, which was known only by a narrow range of people dedicated to the religious terminology arouse the public interest last year.

Firstly, it appeared in the Ukrainian public space in April 2018, when President Petro Poroshenko asked the parliament to support his appeal to Ecumenical Patriarch on the provision of Tomos on Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.

https://112.international/ukraine-top-news/tomos-becomes-word-of-year-in-ukraine-35780.html

Yesterday, January 5, the ceremony of signing the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine took place in Istanbul.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in the ceremony of the Tomos delivery and the divine liturgy said by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and the primate of the OCU.

https://112.international/ukraine-top-news/poroshenko-calls-on-ukrainians-to-common-prayer-for-orthodox-church-of-ukraine-creation-35771.html

I assume “Tomos” is a proper noun that refers to the holy document pictured above.

Monkeys and Apes — same word in Ukrainian

No wonder I couldn’t explain.

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There are a number of places where English has two words and Ukrainian just one.

monkey, ape == mavpa
pumpkin, squash = harbuz

There are a number of places where it’s the opposite

blueberry, wild blueberry == chronytsia, loxyna
strawberry, wild strawberry == polunytsia, sunytsia
cherry, sour cherry == chereshnia, vyshnia

Умом Россию не понять — “Intelligently you cannot understand Russia”

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A3%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%BC_%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8E_%D0%BD%D0%B5_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%8F%D1%82%D1%8C

ное 28 ноября 1866 года поэтом Фёдором Тютчевым:

This famous line is from a quatrain written in 1866 by Russian poet Fyodor Tyutchev.

Умом Россию не понять,
Аршином общим не измерить:
У ней особенная стать —
В Россию можно только верить.

It ends “in Russia, you can only believe.”

Their bias against understanding is deep seeded.

If you want to see some crazy pictures, do a Google image search for Умом Россию не понять.

Books Published by European Country per population

Fascinating! # of books published per year per capita in Europe.

Britain and Spanish are expected leaders — publishing for the entire English / Spanish market.

Czech, Belarus and Slovenia (!?) are surprisingly prominent.

Ukraine is last :-(. The market here is probably served by Russian and Belarussian publishers — same reason that Belgium ranks poorly — it’s served by German or French publishers.

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https://jakubmarian.com/number-of-books-published-per-year-per-capita-by-country-in-europe/

Why Ukrainians Are Speaking More Ukrainian

Now many Russian speakers in Ukraine — who live primarily in the country’s east and in large cities — are demonstratively turning to Ukrainian as a badge of self-identification. A concise tutorial on how to switch from Russian to Ukrainian, written by a Kiev blogger, has earned thousands of shares and reposts. Patriotic Russian-speakers in Kiev and big eastern cities are pledging on social networks to speak Ukrainian to their children, hoping to make the next generation more fluent and natural speakers of their native tongue.

For the first time in decades, speaking Ukrainian is seen as fashionable rather than backward.

For the first time in decades, speaking Ukrainian is seen as fashionable rather than backward.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/26/why-ukrainians-are-speaking-more-ukrainian/

How long will it be possible for censoring, dogmatic liberals to celebrate their victory over the censoring, dogmatic church via pornography?

Ugh. Agonizing literary interview.

How long will it be possible for censoring, dogmatic liberals to celebrate their victory over the censoring, dogmatic church via pornography? Isn’t it painfully obvious that the secular religion of post-modernism is guilty of all the same intolerance but without the excuse of being eugenic and civilization building.

http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/bookworm/kevin-birmingham-the-most-dangerous-book-the-battle-for-james-joyces-ulysses-part-i