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    georgian language

    it's probably not the best place to ask this question but still, i've just watched abuladze's film monanieba (pokayanie, repentance) and tell me if i'm crazy but i think i've heard a few words that were close to russian.

    i don't know the origin of the georgian language but does anyone know if some russian words made their way to georgian?
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    Most certainly. I am pretty sure a few Russian words have made their way into French. Can you think of some?

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    Perhaps you mean when one guy cries something like "ЭТО РАЗВЕ НОРМАЛЬНО?!" (I don't remeber correctly, I saw it long ago).
    Although Georgians in Imperial and Soviet times spoke their own language, they sometimes dropped a phrase or two in Russian. It was just as normal, as for Indian offficial to speak English or for a Greek in Roman times to speak Latin sometimes.

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    Pravit wrote:
    Most certainly. I am pretty sure a few Russian words have made their way into French. Can you think of some?
    paletot: coat

    hmm, that's it for now and i'm not even sure paletot comes from russian. what i'm sure fo is that bistrot (caf
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    Georgian is not an Indo-European language.
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    I remember reading a book about this woman who loved stalin so much, she learned Georgian so she could be closer to his language. She was a native russian speaker by the way. Anyway, this has no relevance to the topic, I just think about her everytime I hear something about the Georgian language.

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    This site has prases and even several setences with sound, in Georgian.
    http://members.tripod.com/ggdavid/georg ... hrases.htm

    I think that the guy talking is Pravitt.
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    Georgian sounds really cool! А, Грузия!

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    Не пой, красавица при мне ты песен Грузии печальной, Напоминают мне оне другую жизнь и берег дальный...
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    I was in Georgia recently and I can tell you the language bears no resemblance to Russian! There are of course some borrowed words (i.e. "situatsiia" for situation, "poto" for photo, etc.), but if they say "сумашедший" they're just using the Russian word. I was actually surprised how much they still use Russian there.

    The weirdest thing I learned about the Georgian language was that mother is "deda" and father is "mama." The first time I heard a boy call his father "mama" I was pretty horrified. I love the Georgian alphabet, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by studentka
    I was in Georgia recently and I can tell you the language bears no resemblance to Russian! There are of course some borrowed words (i.e. "situatsiia" for situation, "poto" for photo, etc.), but if they say "сумашедший" they're just using the Russian word. I was actually surprised how much they still use Russian there.

    The weirdest thing I learned about the Georgian language was that mother is "deda" and father is "mama." The first time I heard a boy call his father "mama" I was pretty horrified. I love the Georgian alphabet, though.
    haha if thats true thats pretty funny.

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    The Georgian alpgabet is so cool. When I was learning it, I'd give the letters names to help me remember them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Georgian is not an Indo-European language.
    Just had to follow along behind ya, and found that yes, Georgian is not Indoeuropean. It's southwest Caucasian:

    http://titus.uni-frankfurt.de/didact/ka ... uropam.htm

    But the funny thing is, when I was with a group planning to travel to Tblisi (this was in the 80s) I was *really* looking forward to a place where I could not read the signs. Unfortunately Georgia was not the place. The signs were bilingual - Georgian and Russian....

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    Interesting language

    Georgian it's a very interesting language. Do you like consonants, as much as possible all in the same word? Then this is your language!

    Do you want ergativity, having to take into account not only the subject but also direct and indirect objects to know the verbal form? Georgian is your language.

    And if you wont words that do not ressemble at all other indoeuropean words, Georgian is definitely your language (kartuli ena).

    Some numbers: erti, ori, otxi, xuti ...

    Words: deda (mother), axali (new), mushaobs (work) ...

    Phrases: ra cudi amindia! (what a nice day!), kalakshi mivdivar, kalakshi midixar, kalakshi midis (I/you/he goes to the city). ...

    Any Georgian in here?
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