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    What mistakes can't be done by native speakers?

    I think native Russian speakers can confuse some words and stresses, but they won't confuse forms of the verb, cases and declensions.
    I wonder what mistakes can't be done by native English speakers.

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    Re: What mistakes can't be done by native speakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anka Pulemetchitsa
    I think native Russian speakers can confuse some words and stresses, but they won't confuse forms of the verb, cases and declensions.
    I wonder what mistakes can't be done by native English speakers.
    Not entirely true. In some cases we do confuse declensions. Please decline for me "5296".
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    OK, agree about declensions.

    И. пять тысяч двести девяносто шесть
    Р. пяти тысяч двухсот девяноста шести
    Д. пяти тысячам двумстам девяноста шести
    В. пять тысяч двести девяносто шесть
    Т. пяти тысячами двумястами девяноста шестью
    П. (о) пяти тысячах двухста девяноста шести

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    Instrumental case: пятью.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Ebonics do a lot breaking rules. Sometimes they say something like that:

    They is...

    In my favorite writers book (Terry Pratchett) witches (country sticks) speak very similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Ebonics do a lot breaking rules. Sometimes they say something like that:

    They is...

    In my favorite writers book (Terry Pratchett) witches (country sticks) speak very similar.
    You like Diskworld!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milanya
    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Ebonics do a lot breaking rules. Sometimes they say something like that:

    They is...

    In my favorite writers book (Terry Pratchett) witches (country sticks) speak very similar.
    You like Diskworld!
    I love Discworld! I own this site:
    http://pratchett.org

    I translated "Feet of Clay" into Russian, which was published in Russia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Quote Originally Posted by Milanya
    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Ebonics do a lot breaking rules. Sometimes they say something like that:

    They is...

    In my favorite writers book (Terry Pratchett) witches (country sticks) speak very similar.
    You like Diskworld!
    I love Discworld! I own this site:
    http://pratchett.org

    I translated "Feet of Clay" into Russian, which was published in Russia.
    My congrats! Was it succesfull?
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Quote Originally Posted by Milanya
    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Ebonics do a lot breaking rules. Sometimes they say something like that:

    They is...

    In my favorite writers book (Terry Pratchett) witches (country sticks) speak very similar.
    You like Diskworld!
    I love Discworld! I own this site:
    http://pratchett.org

    I translated "Feet of Clay" into Russian, which was published in Russia.
    My congrats! Was it succesfull?
    I guess so:
    http://www.ozon.ru/context/detail/id/2143053/
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    Good choice.

    Pratchet writes so many books, you could make a full-time career out of translating for him

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    unfortunately the pay shit for translations in Russia. That was for fun.

    Now I take full-time carrier just reading him, my goal now is to comlete reading all of his books. Unfortunately I do not have a lot of time for that.
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    Comments are promising.

    Bydaway, maybe I'm ignorant of the idea but why not "Глиняные ноги" to make it sound more Russian?
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Comments are promising.

    Bydaway, maybe I'm ignorant of the idea but why not "Глиняные ноги" to make it sound more Russian?
    yes, Глиняные ноги would be much better, but for whatever reason I originally translated this way, and it just stuck there. There is a link to "Колосс на глиняных ногах", and it is gone. The worst thing I have nobody to blame outside myself.

    I hope the editor would fix this, instead of changing some other things in the book.
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    Crossing fingers.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Crossing fingers.
    it is published already last October.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Quote Originally Posted by Rtyom
    Crossing fingers.
    it is published already last October.
    Well, for future reissues.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Oh, maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Quote Originally Posted by Milanya
    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Ebonics do a lot breaking rules. Sometimes they say something like that:

    They is...

    In my favorite writers book (Terry Pratchett) witches (country sticks) speak very similar.
    You like Diskworld!
    I love Discworld! I own this site:
    http://pratchett.org

    I translated "Feet of Clay" into Russian, which was published in Russia.
    OMIGOD I own that I bought it off the internet. You are awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Линдзи
    OMIGOD I own that I bought it off the internet. You are awesome.
    thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    Quote Originally Posted by Линдзи
    OMIGOD I own that I bought it off the internet. You are awesome.
    thank you.
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