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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #285 on: March 04, 2010, 02:07:28 PM »
Cool, girls! I don't think that Rasputin is pretty XDDDD, (LOL). When NII was young he were cool! Young Alexei is cool too, lol.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #286 on: March 04, 2010, 06:51:11 PM »
Haha, I agree with you, Tasia. Btw, I like your new avatar!

Katya--what's the difference in the English and Russian pronounciations? That's funny XD
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« Reply #287 on: March 04, 2010, 07:15:20 PM »
was cool** hehe. Thanks Abby XDD !(always praising my avatars, Tehe).
The same question here, Katya!
 


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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #288 on: March 04, 2010, 07:24:51 PM »
English (American in my case): Anna-stay-sha/ Russian: Anna-sta-see-a... Anna-sta-she-a though probably the first!

I think anyhow... i could be wrong or somewhat wrong though!
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #289 on: March 04, 2010, 07:26:10 PM »
Oh, I understand! Thanks!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #290 on: March 04, 2010, 07:32:00 PM »
English (American in my case): Anna-stay-sha/ Russian: Anna-sta-see-a... Anna-sta-she-a though probably the first!

I think anyhow... i could be wrong or somewhat wrong though!
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You are quite right!
I can add that in Russian, the stress is on the fourth syllable: Анастаси́я or an-na-sta-SEE-ya.
(For me as a Norwegian, who naturally pronounces it -sta-see-a and find the English -staysha strange, that Russian stress is the odd part.)

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #291 on: March 04, 2010, 07:37:15 PM »
I've noticed that spoken Russian often uses a soft quality on "see/си" sound, almost like a "th" or"sh". It's really interesting to me. "T"s also sound soft in some cases.
I wish I could learn Russian! It sounds so cool spoken.
Probably the English version of the name was adapted because it was easier and less effort to say for Americans and the English...lol, we don't like having to use more words or syllables than absolutely necessary :D
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #292 on: March 04, 2010, 07:40:17 PM »
Abbigail, you should try to learn it by yourself! I'm doing this and it's working hehe!

YKYOWTRS when you want to learn russian!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #293 on: March 04, 2010, 10:39:27 PM »
English (American in my case): Anna-stay-sha/ Russian: Anna-sta-see-a... Anna-sta-she-a though probably the first!

I think anyhow... i could be wrong or somewhat wrong though!
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That's right. She pronounces her name "Anna-stay-sha" (even though she spells it "Annastassia" for some reason), but I almost called her "Anna-stah-see-a."

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #294 on: March 04, 2010, 11:13:20 PM »
I know I'm obsessed when I go to Walgreens and print out as many pictures as possible for 50 USD! (I don't trust my self with USBs, CD, or external hard drives at all.)
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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #295 on: March 05, 2010, 01:09:14 AM »
Why Nad dear? My USB is my bestfriend when it comes to pictures but I have three DVD's and CD's which are full of Romanovs (and other roya;s) pictures ;-)

Wow, 50 USD? That's too big. Hehehe, you're really obsessed (like me ;-).
You're obsessed with OTMA if the pictures in your wallet are only of themselves !!!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #296 on: March 05, 2010, 09:07:30 AM »
LOL!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #297 on: March 06, 2010, 10:40:33 PM »
When you go see the First Ladies exhibit at the Smithsonian and you only take pictures of the gowns that look like Alexandra could've worn them... like this one (Helen Taft's):



(The neckline wouldn't have been as low if Alexandra wore it though!)

Also, they had a historical coin exhibit and I spent waaaaay too long looking at the 1887 British coin with Queen Victoria on it and a Russian coin with Catherine the Great on it... And then it turned out that my friend's boyfriend who was there with us knew the Russian national anthem, so I made him sing it!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #298 on: March 07, 2010, 06:47:26 AM »
Cool Katya!

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Re: You know you're obsessed with the Romanovs when... Part 2
« Reply #299 on: March 07, 2010, 07:29:48 AM »
Wow, I love that dress; you're right about it. Funny about you forcing the guy to sing! Ooh, that coin exhibit sounds cool.
I have no idea why we didn't go there when I went to the Smithsonian DX
There is a clock that never strikes...
There is a cathedral that goes down and a lake that goes up...
There is a little carriage abandoned in the copse...
There is a troupe of little actors in costume...
And when you are hungry or thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.