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    Balalaika

    Anyone in St. Petersburg who is a member of this forum, AND who plays the Balalaika?

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    Re: Balalaika

    Quote Originally Posted by Oggi
    Anyone in St. Petersburg who is a member of this forum, AND who plays the Balalaika?
    Лично я не умею. Теперь на балалайке умеют наверное одни только профессиональные музыканты.

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    Re: Balalaika

    Quote Originally Posted by Oggi
    Anyone in St. Petersburg who is a member of this forum, AND who plays the Balalaika?
    No one in his/her right mind plays the balalaika in Russia, unless he/she's a professional musician playing in a band that runs gigs for drunk foreign tourists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    Quote Originally Posted by Oggi
    Anyone in St. Petersburg who is a member of this forum, AND who plays the Balalaika?
    No one in his/her right mind plays the balalaika in Russia, unless he/she's a professional musician playing in a band that runs gigs for drunk foreign tourists.
    Your mum played her balalaika for me all last night.
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    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Re: Balalaika

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggi
    Anyone in St. Petersburg who is a member of this forum, AND who plays the Balalaika?
    No one in his/her right mind plays the balalaika in Russia, unless he/she's a professional musician playing in a band that runs gigs for drunk foreign tourists.
    Your mum played her balalaika for me all last night.
    Do you know that offline people usually find themselves picking up their teeth from the pavement with broken fingers after such words? Oh, the lovely cloak of anonymity the Internet giveth us...
    Show yourself - destroy our fears - release your mask

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    Your mom picked up my teeth for me all last night.


    hmm... somehow not the same punch as TATY...
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    Re: Balalaika

    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
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    Anyone in St. Petersburg who is a member of this forum, AND who plays the Balalaika?
    No one in his/her right mind plays the balalaika in Russia, unless he/she's a professional musician playing in a band that runs gigs for drunk foreign tourists.
    Your mum played her balalaika for me all last night.
    Do you know that offline people usually find themselves picking up their teeth from the pavement with broken fingers after such words? Oh, the lovely cloak of anonymity the Internet giveth us...
    That's what the internet is for.
    Ingenting kan stoppa mig
    In Post-Soviet Russia internet porn downloads YOU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Your mom picked up my teeth for me all last night.


    hmm... somehow not the same punch as TATY...
    it's the mum, man.
    Correct my mistakes and I will give you +1 internets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Your mom picked up my teeth for me all last night.
    I knew you were an old git with dentures.
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    Re: Balalaika

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    Anyone in St. Petersburg who is a member of this forum, AND who plays the Balalaika?
    No one in his/her right mind plays the balalaika in Russia, unless he/she's a professional musician playing in a band that runs gigs for drunk foreign tourists.
    Your mum played her balalaika for me all last night.
    Do you know that offline people usually find themselves picking up their teeth from the pavement with broken fingers after such words? Oh, the lovely cloak of anonymity the Internet giveth us...
    That's what the internet is for.
    Is that really you in the photo in your avatar? You look like an old woman, man.
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    I knew a man who could play a balalaika.
    I've never seen him doing that, though. He was a professional musician, and balalaika was his speciality. Most people laughed uncontrollably when he told them about that. It's a mystery why Russians find their most famous folk instrument to be so hilarious.

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    I wonder, is balalaika a Russian instrument at all? The word doesn't sound Russian to me. I wonder, could it have come to us from Tartar or, say, Romany (language of gypsies)?
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    For me its name sounds very much in Russian tradition of naming of such things. The words каравай or таракан sound funny too, but they are Russian words.
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Your mom picked up my teeth for me all last night.
    I knew you were an old git with dentures.
    better to have fake teeth than to eat out of a straw like you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    I wonder, is balalaika a Russian instrument at all? The word doesn't sound Russian to me. I wonder, could it have come to us from Tartar or, say, Romany (language of gypsies)?
    Если верить Фасмеру, заимствование из тюркских языков маловероятно.
    Обычное звукоподражание бренчащему звуку; он приводит похожий пример, балаболька "бубенчики".
    http://www.russiansifiction.com/vasmer/p030.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    For me its name sounds very much in Russian tradition of naming of such things. The words каравай or таракан sound funny too, but they are Russian words.
    It's not the best example. "Tarakan" is not a vernacular Russian word, it was borrowed from Tatar language.
    "Balalaika" is Russian, though. Originally it was "balоbaika", which was made from "baly" (chatter, jokes) and "baika" (a tale).

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    Re: Balalaika

    [quote=VendingMachine]
    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Oggi":2ahelgqc
    Anyone in St. Petersburg who is a member of this forum, AND who plays the Balalaika?
    No one in his/her right mind plays the balalaika in Russia, unless he/she's a professional musician playing in a band that runs gigs for drunk foreign tourists.
    Your mum played her balalaika for me all last night.
    Do you know that offline people usually find themselves picking up their teeth from the pavement with broken fingers after such words? Oh, the lovely cloak of anonymity the Internet giveth us...
    That's what the internet is for.
    Is that really you in the photo in your avatar? You look like an old woman, man.[/quote:2ahelgqc]

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    Balalaika

    The reason why I asked this question was because I am coming to St. Petersburg on Wednesday for a few days, and I should like to know where to find somebody who can really play the instrument.
    I promise that I shall not be drunk.

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    Try going to a music school.
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