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    Hi, why is Russian unique from other languages??

    Hi, would you give me some facts that makes Russian an unique language compared with others (such as english) and how does that uniqueness relate to the general russian way of living, culture, and perhaps religion?
    -just curious

    -thanks aLOT

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    I agree to that.
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    I believe Russian is the only language that has a past tense that declines like an adjective.
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    Last edited by Darobat on Mon Mar 5, 1759 1:19 am; edited 243 times in total

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    Russian has the easiest past tense in the whole world. I'm absolutely positive.
    On the root of the word just add endings:
    1.-л 1.
    2.-ла 2.-ли
    3.-ло 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    I believe Russian is the only language that has a past tense that declines like an adjective.
    If Russian does something, the chances are that the other slavic languages will do it too.

    E.g. the past tense in Ukrainian and Belarussian is formed in pretty much the same way.
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    i think darobat is refering to participles - набранный номер
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    Russian is the most spoken of all slavic languages, and therefore, for a foreigner, should be the first slavic language to learn, unless you have a specific reason to chose another (wife for example).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlacko
    Russian has the easiest past tense in the whole world. I'm absolutely positive.
    On the root of the word just add endings:
    1.-л 1.
    2.-ла 2.-ли
    3.-ло 3.
    I tend to dissagree about this. English has the easiest past tense in the whole world. In English, there are NO endings for past tense.

    I spoke
    You spoke
    he/she/it spoke

    We spoke
    You spoke
    they spoke
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    kwatts59, easiest past tense, and a big number of irregular verbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    I tend to dissagree about this. English has the easiest past tense in the whole world. In English, there are NO endings for past tense.

    I spoke
    You spoke
    he/she/it spoke

    We spoke
    You spoke
    they spoke
    Kwatts, to speak is an irregular verb in english. The normal past tense ending in English is -ed.

    I walked
    You walked
    He/she/it walked
    We walked
    You walked
    They walked.
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    Last edited by Darobat on Mon Mar 5, 1759 1:19 am; edited 243 times in total

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    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    kwatts59, easiest past tense, and a big number of irregular verbs
    It's not that difficult. Try to memorize all Russian spelling changes in different verb forms supposing you are not a native. It will be horrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    kwatts59, easiest past tense, and a big number of irregular verbs
    I absolutely agree with Pranki!
    And yes, ending for past tense in English is -ed.
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    Russian is really unique for me personally. Just because that is the only language I know perfectly.
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    Re: Hi, why is Russian unique from other languages??

    Quote Originally Posted by startwindow3
    Hi, would you give me some facts that makes Russian an unique language compared with others (such as english) and how does that uniqueness relate to the general russian way of living, culture, and perhaps religion?
    -just curious

    -thanks aLOT
    FYI, Russian and English are both Indo-European languages which makes them similar rather than different. But on the culture/way of living side Russian is, no doubt, a weird language and so are its native speakers. OK, happy now?
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    With English past tense...
    Does shifted sound weird to anybody else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlacko
    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    I absolutely agree with Pranki!
    And yes, ending for past tense in English is -ed.
    Sometimes it's just -t.

    Or maybe I dreamt it (as I slept).


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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    Sometimes it's just -t.

    Or maybe I dreamt it (as I slept).
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Vlacko
    Quote Originally Posted by pranki
    I absolutely agree with Pranki!
    And yes, ending for past tense in English is -ed.
    Sometimes it's just -t.

    Or maybe I dreamt it (as I slept).

    We learned them as irregular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    i think darobat is refering to participles - набранный номер
    Well if he was he was very wrong, because most European languages have participles.

    Also English past tense is easy TO FORM, but not to use.

    I have played
    I played
    I have been playing
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