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Re: Languages
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2006, 05:19:24 PM »
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Thanks for the links

pretty good
but they went on going on how they talked like kids
kids talking like kids....
not to mention as pointed out most of the points about that stuff the points made were from old people.
but thanks
(leggally you are a kid till 18 or so right?)

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Re: Languages
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2006, 08:08:10 AM »
(leggally you are a kid till 18 or so right?)

I'm not sure what the standard for adulthood was in Russia at that time. Girls began putting their hair up at 16. According to Baroness Buxhoeveden, Olga Nikolaevna was given access to her private fortune at age 20.

It seems to me that Nicholas's majority ceremnoy took place at age 16. I wonder if there was a different age for "adulthood" for males and females?
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Re: Languages
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2006, 12:56:43 AM »
And the women at age of 24-25 was aldready an "old made" so... ::) 21 was at least in many countries the  border for children and adults. And at least in Finland, when we had the first time our own parliament in 1906 both the women and men were allowed to give their vote. The border of adult was the age of 21 - and we still were part of Russia. So I gueass that was the leggaly border but in the court and in many rich families the girls job pretty much was having a marriage and children. Age of 16 was the coming out age but many people did think that 16 was too young for marriage. But we have to remember that in those dase you just were a kid and then an adult. There were no teenage or anything like that. Most of the time we are teenage they played or begun to take part of adults life. The teenage conspet was born in 1960 when people and youngs starded to have too much free time ;) Thats why a 15 year old girl were not (maybe) *good* to talk childlish because the kid was about to move over to the adults life.

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Re: Languages
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2006, 10:49:21 PM »
I remember my wife (who is Russian) laughed when she read one of his letters, because he used slang a lot in it. That is perhaps more what people meant when they said they spoke 'childishly'. Perhaps, they were expecting more sophisticated, perfect, angelic language from them.

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« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2006, 07:34:40 PM »
Has anyone, like Gillard, at all noted Alexei's accents in the languages he spoke?
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Re: Languages
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2006, 11:41:39 PM »
I remember my wife (who is Russian) laughed when she read one of his letters, because he used slang a lot in it. That is perhaps more what people meant when they said they spoke 'childishly'. Perhaps, they were expecting more sophisticated, perfect, angelic language from them.

 i know what they might expect
but from a kid
i know i use a lot of slang, it's something that kids through the ages did.
i have even read some of my nan's letters (german)
when she was a kid she used slang
which suprised me because i was like
Whoah nan you guys had slang back then?

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Re: Languages
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2006, 12:17:02 AM »
Slang existe since there are men over the world. If you read history you'll notice it for sure! Did you read any letter written by French Revolution protagonist? (Danton, Saint-Just, H├ębert)...Lot of French slang there! And they wrote in slang even in some important newspapers, LOL.  :DAnd what I found hilarious is that this slang is used even today in French language. Some of the words are now out of use, but most of them are popular nowadays.

So, is not so rare that OTMAA used lots of slang in their letters and other written stuff. If grown ups would use it, why not children? Children will be children, after all.


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Re: Languages
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2006, 07:50:25 PM »
Has anyone, like Gillard, at all noted Alexei's accents in the languages he spoke?
sorry to post this again. I wasn't getting any response and I'd like to find out if anyone knows.
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