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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:29 am

pinhedz wrote:Russians do not have a "W," so they turn all the Ws into Vs (as in "Vashingtone DeeSee").

It is very jarring to hear a Russian turning Vs into Ws (as in "eenwented").


That was the main criticism of Koenig's accent.  Koenig was adamant that his Russian family members spoke English that way ("nuclear wessels").

There are several possibilities, among them:

-it is a trait particular to Russian Jewry who spent time in Lithuania before settling in Chicago

-The Koenigs have an unusual way of speaking English, not indicative of other Russkies

-Walter Koenig is a liar

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:22 am

Wiki says that in Lithuania [pronounced "Lith-oo-wania" in the American language] the country is pronounced "Lietuva; [ˈliɛtʊvaː]."

As I expected--even Lithuanians can't pronounce the "W" in Lith-oo-wania.

On the other hand, Why would Chekhov lie?

Because--why not? Razz

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:11 pm

i have another theory but i will type it later, or perhaps save it for my eBook


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Post  Old Mack on Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:43 pm


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:13 pm


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Post  Old Mack on Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:09 am


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:02 am

I just got one problem with that, Mack.

I get the distinct impression that this phrase "just a theory" is conveying a subtext, i.e., it has some very hefty baggage attached to it.

Could you explain to the pinhed just what the phrase "just a theory" is supposed to mean? Suspect

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:04 pm


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:36 am

Landru seems to be making a statement about one of us. But what? and Who? scratch

This might be a job for "Language Corner."

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