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    Diminutive of Oleg

    Hi!

    I'm wondering if anyone knows any diminutives of "oleg." I'm looking for ones that are cute and affectionate. Thanks in advance.

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    Olya, Olezha, Olezhen'ka
    Есть люди, в которых живет Бог. Есть люди, в которых живет дьявол. А есть люди, в которых живут только глисты. (Ф.Г.Раневская)

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    Thanks a lot! But isn't Olya a diminutive of "Olga" (a girl's name)? Or does it work for "Oleg" too? And, just want to be sure, the other two names are for a guy, right? Thanks again.

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    for olga it's олья and oleg, it's оля. (right?)
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Olya for Oleg?? Never heard that before...

    Оля is for Ольга.

    Oleg doesn't really have a ccommon diminutive like Sasha and Kostya. People just usually say Oleg. Olezhka etc are more like "kiddy" names, you know?
    Свет
    С утра запутается в шторах и цветах,
    Которые ты забываешь поливать.
    Тебя не радуют весна и пение птах,
    Ведь снова ты должна любовь свою порвать,
    Ведь снова ты должна...

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    Im almost positive it's Олья, there is a girl named olga in my 2nd period and i always hear the ль.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Maybe they just say it the English way? Like when people say Anya here it always sounds like Анья, but really it's supposed to be Аня. So same for Olya, unless her name is different on purpose? I dunno
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    С утра запутается в шторах и цветах,
    Которые ты забываешь поливать.
    Тебя не радуют весна и пение птах,
    Ведь снова ты должна любовь свою порвать,
    Ведь снова ты должна...

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    There is no soft L. But maybe the "ля" can sound this way.
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    maybe, it does, but it's defineatly not an Л.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by astarz41
    Olya for Oleg?? Never heard that before...

    Оля is for Ольга.

    Oleg doesn't really have a ccommon diminutive like Sasha and Kostya. People just usually say Oleg. Olezhka etc are more like "kiddy" names, you know?
    Why don't you take everything for granted? LOL
    Why do you need special comfirmation?
    http://www.doukhobor.org/Commonnames.htm
    Есть люди, в которых живет Бог. Есть люди, в которых живет дьявол. А есть люди, в которых живут только глисты. (Ф.Г.Раневская)

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    Why don't you take everything for granted? LOL
    Why do you need special comfirmation?
    http://www.doukhobor.org/Commonnames.htm
    Because I have never once heard an Oleg referred to as Olya. So I wouldn't recommend coming up to a guy named Oleg and calling him Olya unless you know for sure he'd get it.... :P
    Свет
    С утра запутается в шторах и цветах,
    Которые ты забываешь поливать.
    Тебя не радуют весна и пение птах,
    Ведь снова ты должна любовь свою порвать,
    Ведь снова ты должна...

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    i think it was just the ля. I heard something else today, which i forgot, but it was ля and it sounded like a soft L, but it wasn't.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Yes, the L isn't soft but the я after it can maybe make it seem this way. Do you hear Russian kids at your school say it? Or Americans?
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    Do you hear Russian kids at your school say it? Or Americans?

    Russians, dur !

    I only talk to russians at school most of the time anyways. But in my 2nd period i'm surrounded by russians and we just talk for an hour. Ah, and i remembered the word. Доля. It sounds like Оля. The L appears soft, at least.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Technically, е, я, and ю palatize the consonant before it and then add an "э", "а", or "у" sound, respectively. It's just an interesting tidbit, I don't really believe that memorizing extreme technicalities of palatization and soft and hard consonant rules ever made anyone's pronunciation better.

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    Yes the L does appear to be soft here. Are there a lot of Russian people in your grade? Do you speak without an accent? In my grade there are only about three other Russian speaking people besides me, but none of us speak it as well as we used to. And none of us are from Russia either.(One is Moldova, Kazakhstan, Israel, and me Ukraine) But my friend from Kazakhstan says she is Russian. Very sorry to seem off topic. Another comment, my friend who's living in Romania(She is Romanian) wishes she had learned Russian before, because of how widley spoken it is.(Useful)
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    Quote Originally Posted by astarz41
    Why don't you take everything for granted? LOL
    Why do you need special comfirmation?
    http://www.doukhobor.org/Commonnames.htm
    Because I have never once heard an Oleg referred to as Olya. So I wouldn't recommend coming up to a guy named Oleg and calling him Olya unless you know for sure he'd get it.... :P
    I concur. I never heard anyone in Russia use Olya as a diminutive for Oleg, and most Olegs I know would take it as an insult. And this Canadian site can hardly be reragded as an authority on Russian language. Even if some Canadian doukhobor actually used this form in some document, it doesn't mean that it is actually used in Russian language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pravit
    Technicaly I don't really believe that memorizing extreme technicalities of palatization and soft and hard consonant rules ever made anyone's pronunciation better.

    yea, obviously you don't need to learn them, cuz even in my case, i learned to say it just by listening to the language. Those kinds of miniscule details just come with time.

    Are there a lot of Russian people in your grade?

    In my grade ? i don't know, but in my school there are three or 4 hundred russians / ukrainians.

    In my second period it is just all russians and then me, and then some guy who just moved here from like kenya.

    I dont think that people in russia realize how many russians are living in america. Usually they wont believe me when i say it. They have their own apartments, towns, churches, shopping centers, banks. It's kinda cool.

    Do you speak without an accent?
    I wish .
    On shorter words /phrases, i don't have an accent (and i don't have trouble saying ы or anything either.)

    I guess i don't really have an "American" accent, but i still have one, of course because i have only been speaking russian for 1 1/2 years, but i think my pronunciation is rather well. But having an accent is one thing that
    does bother me. I hope to someday get rid of it completely =). Even though i fool russians almost everyday. I can pass for a russian if i try hard enough. Infact... there is a whole thread dedicated to this http://masterrussian.net/mforum/view...t=2151&start=0

    Infact, i fooled two girls today ! teehee!

    And there are acually a few sound bites of me flaoting around on this forum... But i think some of them may be even a year old ! If you

    really want to hear, i can just record something new =).
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Many Russian children that move to America at a relatively young age, will later develope accents in their native Russian from speaking English at school. I beleive your peers have more effect on you than your parents, but this is not always true. In my school there are also a lot of Russians, and not as many Ukrainians. In my elementary school the only Ukrainians I knew of besides me was a little girl, but she was from Western Ukraine.

    Have you ever been to Russia? Or been out of America?
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    i would have been to russia in december, but i can't go anymore.

    Been out of ameria - I'm not allowed to answer that.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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