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    case question

    why are these declined like this:

    До свиданья, друг мой, без руки, без слова,
    Не грусти и не печаль бровей, —
    В этой жизни умирать не ново,
    Но и жить, конечно, не новей.

    Он любил три вещи на свете:
    За вечерней пенье, белых павлинов
    И стертые карты Америки.
    Не любил, когда плачут дети,
    Не любил чая с малиной
    И женской истерики
    ...А я была его женой.
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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    новей = новее ("более новый")
    вечерня (n) - evensong, vespers

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    You can add ей to the end of comparative adjectives instead of ее to make them more...poetic shall we say? You'll find it in songs, poems, etc.

    За вечерней - instrumental case

    я becomes ей.

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    Re: case question

    Quote Originally Posted by sperk
    До свиданья, друг мой, без руки, без слова,
    Не грусти и не печаль бровей, —
    В этой жизни умирать не ново,
    Но и жить, конечно, не новей.
    Это стихотворение автор написал своей кровью. (Внесена поправка. Л.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by saibot
    You can add ей to the end of comparative adjectives instead of ее to make them more...poetic shall we say? You'll find it in songs, poems, etc.
    "-ей" is a very common colloquial variant of pronunciation. They use it in poetry to preserve rhyme and rhythm in the written text.
    Налево пойдёшь - коня потеряешь, направо пойдёшь - сам голову сложишь.
    Прямой путь не предлагать!

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    Does anyone know who did the green thing with my post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    Does anyone know who did the green thing with my post?
    Moderator or administrator...
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    God granted me the serenity to accept the things
    I cannot change
    Courage to change the things I can
    And wisdom to know the difference

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