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    Difficult email from a vendor

    So I wrote an email to a woman in Ukraine asking if she knew where I could purchase a certain kind of prayer rope that's not common in the US. this was her response. Could someone please translate it and help me with a response? Thank you.

    Доброго здоровья, нет проблем,в тичении каторого времени вам надо сделать и куда переслать.

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    Hello. No problem. How urgent is that? Where shall I send it?

    Let me know when your response is ready. I'll be glad to help.

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    The translation by Helenej is correct.
    No wonder Google Translate couldn't translate this (I'm sure you tried using it before posting here), there are so many mistakes in the text you quoted

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    Ukrainians spelling is famous for being terrible.
    "Особенно упорно надо заниматься тем, кто ничего не знает." - Като Ломб

    "В один прекрасный день все ваши подспудные знания хлынут наружу. Ощущения при этом замечательные, уверяю вас." -Кто-то

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    It has nothing to do with Ukraine, I guess. It's just illiteracy.
    Another month ends. All targets met. All systems working. All customers satisfied. All staff eagerly enthusiastic. All pigs fed and ready to fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valda View Post
    Ukrainians spelling is famous for being terrible.
    Not at all, Valda. The Ukrainian spelling is much easier than the Russian one. No vowel reduction at all! You can write them just like you hear. The consonants are reduced, though. Besides, they use double consonants only when they sound that way. In Russian we have to memorize all those words with double consonants in which we hear only one. Классный, поддержать, восстановить, искусство, одиннадцать. Thousands of them, I think.

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    Yeah,
    1. The text above has nothing to do with Ukrainian, just several heavy spelling errors.
    2. Ukrainian spelling is much more phonetic and systematic than Russian one. It keeps less survivals of times past.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo View Post
    Ukrainian spelling is much more phonetic and systematic than Russian one. It keeps less survivals of times past.
    Perhaps in this regard it resembles American English as compared with British one.

    Are you from Ukraine, too?
    Oh, now I see you are. Great. West? East?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lena View Post
    Not at all, Valda. The Ukrainian spelling is much easier than the Russian one. No vowel reduction at all! You can write them just like you hear. The consonants are reduced, though. Besides, they use double consonants only when they sound that way. In Russian we have to memorize all those words with double consonants in which we hear only one. Классный, поддержать, восстановить, искусство, одиннадцать. Thousands of them, I think.
    I meant Ukrainians' spelling of Russian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valda View Post
    I meant Ukrainians' spelling of Russian
    I believe that Ukrainian-speaking person who never had a practice of Russian grammar will do some errors. But such person is a rare phenomenon in Ukraine (where most texts are issued in Russian), maybe you can find some in Canada. I don't have the idea where you got info abut such a "fame".

    Maybe you mean that Ukrainian or mixed Russian-Ukrainian speech (and pronunciation) often sounds funny and "provincial" for a native Russian speaker, but it has nothing to do with spelling.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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