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    леЯла или леЯле

    Hi. Can anyone help me with either or both of the two words in the subject of this post? I saw the word "леЯле" in large red letters on a black background on a poster at a indoor rock climbing gym in Michigan, USA. My last Russian class was in 1985, and that was just Beginning Russian, so I couldn't figure it out. Neither online translation engines nor my Romanov's print bilingual dictionary had it. Both words appear online, though, but again my Russian is not good enough to figure out the meaning from the context. спасибо!

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    Re: леЯла или леЯле

    These so called words don't make any sense in Russian.

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    Re: леЯла или леЯле

    Looks like a clue to a hidden treasure.
    Correct my mistakes and I will give you +1 internets.

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    Re: леЯла или леЯле

    Thank you xRoosterx for your reply.

    I don't mean to beat this to death, but I find these words online easily by typing them into a search engine. For example, here is the first listing on Google;

    "Однако до последнего момента клеила клеяла в клеила клеяла которая подвесных потолков клеила клеяла и место оборудованное. леяла Какими средствами можно ..."

    My Russian studies never got very far, and were long ago, so I can't really read what I posted above. I hope it is not something inappropriate.

    The word sounds when pronounced a bit like the title to an Eric Clapton song entitled "Layla", which is one of his most famous I think, and was released in 1970. There are YouTube videos of it. It's a love song, and "Layla" is the name of the love interest.

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    Re: леЯла или леЯле

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanTheTerrific
    I don't mean to beat this to death, but I find these words online easily by typing them into a search engine. For example, here is the first listing on Google;
    "Однако до последнего момента клеила клеяла в клеила клеяла которая подвесных потолков клеила клеяла и место оборудованное. леяла Какими средствами можно ..."
    Sorry, but the guys are right. There's no such word in Russian, nothing even close. Most of the hits Google search provides are "леяла" written in Latin letters and being someone's name. The quote above ("Однако до последнего момента клеила клеяла .... потолков клеила клеяла и место оборудованное. леяла") is basically a gibberish. Someone talks about hanging wallpaper, using a verb "to hang" (or literally "to glue") in a dozen different spellings. "Леяла" is one of that misspelled versions AND a typo (the first letter "к" is lost). The only other reference to "леяла" I could find is also a typo.

    In other words just trust us, native speakers, on that. NO SUCH WORD.

    PS. The only word that is somewhat close is "лелеяла" which is a bit outdated version of the verb "to cherish" in the past tense and in feminine (i.e. "(she) cherished"). But still... Two missing letters is a bit to much to consider it the same word.

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    Re: леЯла или леЯле

    There’s a word лелеять meaning to cherish, then there is клеить – to glue. All those references on the web are typos of either лелеять or клеить.

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    Re: леЯла или леЯле

    Okay, thank you all for your erudition. I am now informed.

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