Serpent's cyclic log

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Re: Serpent's cyclic log

Postby Olekander » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:05 pm

Radioclare wrote:
Serpent wrote:Definitely in my top 5 of Russian/Slavic native speakers' English accents https://www.euromag.ru/politics/kapitan ... j-zvezdoj/


I finally got around to listening to this and his accent sounds Irish to me :? I definitely wouldn't have guessed that he was Russian if that hadn't been clear from the context.



I don't know what your level of Russian is, apologies if this was already obvious to you, but in the article it mentions he studied in Dublin for a number of years. Despite that, I wouldn't say most Russian students in London sound English, so it's an amazing achievement. I would be interested to know how he pulled this off.

Occasionally his O's sound a bit Russian but that's the only give away that he's not a soft Irish speaker.
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Re: Serpent's cyclic log

Postby Radioclare » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:12 pm

Oops no, I didn't read the article :oops: If he studied in Dublin that explains the accent a bit, but it's still really impressive :-)
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Re: Serpent's cyclic log

Postby Teango » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:59 am

Serpent wrote:Definitely in my top 5 of Russian/Slavic native speakers' English accents https://www.euromag.ru/politics/kapitan ... j-zvezdoj/

Fair play to Vasily, his Hiberno-English phrasing and hesitations are spot on - outstanding! :)
Which non-Slavic speakers would fall in your top 5 for native-like Russian accents?
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Re: Serpent's cyclic log

Postby Serpent » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:03 am

Honestly haven't thought of this... With non-Slavic speakers it's also harder for me to notice when something is only slightly off.
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Re: Serpent's cyclic log

Postby Serpent » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:00 am

I've realized it makes no sense for me to care so much about books finished since I always have several in progress. I was very close to finishing two books on the last days of December, but it was soooo relieving to realize there's no need to finish them in time before 2020. (I might still finish one within a couple of hours as it counts for a reading challenge and the deadline is midnight EST)

Anyway, from now on I'll be posting progress bars for books here! Each one will be get two - the first one is the point where I was where the year began, and the second one the progress I've made. I definitely won't update them after every reading session or something. I'm just tired of feeling inadequate when seeing people's lists of 30-50 books finished (even if all are in L1). I have a lot more books in progress, I'll definitely add them as necessary.

: 132 / 226 : 183 / 226 Zinaida Lindén - U očekivanju potresa
: 63 / 267 : 63 / 267 Stephen Clarke - How the French Won Waterloo (Or Think They Did)
: 200 / 630 : 273 / 630 John Foot - Calcio: storia dello sport che ha fatto l'Italia *
: 22 / 203 : 22 / 203 Marko Annala - Värityskirja
: 20 / 165 : 20 / 165 Erlend Loe - Naiv. Super
: 1 / 181 : 51 / 181 Antti Tervasmaa - The Life and Times of an Ordinary Captain: Forty Years of Flying **
: 38 / 216 : 95 / 216 Pier Vittorio Tondelli - Camere separate **
: 43 / 305 : 43 / 305 Dmitri Gluhovski - Metro 2033
: 193 / 302 : 207 / 302 Christiane F - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo

*I skipped some sections but I plan to come back to them
** I had to go back. Was on page 32 (Tervasmaa), 42 (Tondelli)
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