From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jul 04 2004 - 09:42:43 CDT
Philipp Reichmuth scripsit:
> "Chykoffskee" is pretty accurate, actually.
Thank you. I have long since forgotten all the (very small amount of)
Russian I ever learned, but I retain a firm grip on its phonology due to
an interesting paedagogical device. My Russian instructor spent the first
week or so of class teaching us to speak English with a Russian accent
(and this I can do to this day). The idea was that having mastered this,
we could then begin to speak Russian as well with a Russian accent,
which is to say, perfectly.
> I'd say Tchaikovsky is just
> a spelling taken over from French at a time when French was pretty much
> the international common language at least in diplomacy and art.
Doubtless. I have even seen it spelled in German fashion in English a
time or two.
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