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    1-Which syllable of "иначе" is stressed? Is the meaning exactly the same as that of "по-другому"?
    2-"Так сложилось" vs. "Так случилось": which one means what?
    3-Is the word "кайф" of Russian origin? There's a very similar word in Persian [pronounced "кэйф"] with identical meaning. I guess in both languages it is a loan-word of Caucasian origin, perhaps Armenian. Is there any link between "кайф" and "кефир"?

    Just curious!
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    Re: Random Words

    Quote Originally Posted by Misha Tal
    1-Which syllable of "иначе" is stressed? Is the meaning exactly the same as that of "по-другому"?
    инАче. Obsolete stress Иначе. It's meaning is not exactly the same as of "по-другому". It also may mean "else", "otherwise"
    Семь бед, один Reset

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    Re: Random Words

    Quote Originally Posted by Misha Tal
    1-Which syllable of "иначе" is stressed? Is the meaning exactly the same as that of "по-другому"?
    А is stressed. But sometimes someone can stress И if he/she wants to sound pretentious.
    2-"Так сложилось" vs. "Так случилось": which one means what?
    Так сложилось: There were such circumstances.
    Так случилось: It happened so.
    3-Is the word "кайф" of Russian origin?
    No, it is not.
    Is there any link between "кайф" and "кефир"?
    Yes, there is. At least an inscription on the back side of this pack says so:



    Oops... Sorry, wrong picture. I mean this pack:



    Inscription says:
    КЕФИР (от арабского kief – кайф, наслаждение) – кисломолочный напиток, приготовленный из цельного или обезжиренного коровьего молока с добавлением кефирных грибков (молочнокислых бактерий и дрожжей), секрет которого был раскрыт благодаря целому стечению обстоятельств и приключений. В 1908 году Ирина САХАРОВА, технолог молочного производства отправилась на Северный Кавказ, чтобы раскрыть тайну производства этого целебного молочного напитка. В то время только горские народы умели его готовить, но хранили свой секрет. Местный князь Бек-Мирза БАЙЧАРОВ (тогдашний крупнейший поставщик кефира) выкрал И.Сахарову и решил на ней жениться, лишь вмешательство властей помогло девушке сохранить свободу. Но вместе со свободой девушка, а благодаря ей и вся Россия, узнала тайну кефира.
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Re: Random Words

    So "кайф" is of Arabic origin. For some reason that possibility didn't enter my mind at all.
    Nice story about kefir! "There's always a woman!"
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    Re: Random Words

    Initially, the Arabs, the word "kaif" meant "siesta with a cup of coffee." Then, simply "enjoy" and have no coffee.
    "Кефир" - from the Ossetian words "kepy". So in the Caucasus called the "sour-milk drink
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