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    Snail speaks poetically?

    This is one of my favorite Russian cartoon with an English sound track. I don't speak English in that degree, but I'm sure that the way the Snail is speaking is far from typical English converstaion.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGPYFCA_iTQ

    Me help, please. ????
    Indicator this is. Understands everything it does but speak it can't. What colours it can change. Strike it for you, shall I? If strike it I do, colour changes it does. Violet in small dots it becomes.



    What sort of English is that? If I remember correctly, in the Russian original version the snail spoke in a normal way.

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    This looks like Yoda speak to me.

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    Yeah, it's Yoda-speak, which is basically just beginning the sentence with a verb and placing the subject after the rest of the sentence.
    Damn, that is the weirdest cartoon I've ever seen in my life. So, mishau, how long have you been using LSD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Damn, that is the weirdest cartoon I've ever seen in my life. So, mishau, how long have you been using LSD?
    What's so weird about that? Just a good old space opera, 1970s style. Do you think 'Star Wars' are weird too?

    If you want LSD cartoons, watch my favourites: "Крылья, ноги, хвост" ("Wings, legs, tail"), "Пластилиновая ворона" ("Clay-made crow") or "Прошлогодний снег" ("Last year snow").

    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Yeah, it's Yoda-speak, which is basically just beginning the sentence with a verb and placing the subject after the rest of the sentence.
    Now that's weird. Why make her speak like Yoda? The Snail speaks perfect Russian (or was it Intergalactic? ), and sounds like a slightly pompous lady in her 30-40s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Damn, that is the weirdest cartoon I've ever seen in my life. So, mishau, how long have you been using LSD?
    What's so weird about that? Just a good old cosmic opera, 1970th style. Do you think 'Star Wars' are weird too?

    If you want LSD cartoons, watch my favourites: "Крылья, ноги, хвост" ("Wings, legs, tail"), "Пластилиновая ворона" ("Clay-made crow") or "Прошлогодний снег" ("Last year snow").

    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Yeah, it's Yoda-speak, which is basically just beginning the sentence with a verb and placing the subject after the rest of the sentence.
    Now that's weird. Why make her speak like Yoda? The Snail speaks perfect Russian (or was it Intergalactic? ), and sounds like a slightly pompous lady in her 30-40s.
    Cosmic Opera? I don't think Star Wars is THAT weird, but it might also be because it's not a cartoon. It's not weird in a bad way either; I kinda like it.
    I'm not sure why the snail speaks like Yoda, but it's clearly intended to be based off of Yoda. And thanks for those references, I'll be sure to check them out.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    And thanks for those references, I'll be sure to check them out.)
    Sorry, I made a mistake in one title. It's "Крылья, ноги и хвосты" (+ English Subs):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D3GqgvkGeE

    "Пластилиновая ворона" (+ English Subs!):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkD1VdwRB8A

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    СПСБ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Yeah, it's Yoda-speak, which is basically just beginning the sentence with a verb and placing the subject after the rest of the sentence.
    Damn, that is the weirdest cartoon I've ever seen in my life. So, mishau, how long have you been using LSD?
    You ein't no romantic, and this makes me yawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by mishau_
    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Yeah, it's Yoda-speak, which is basically just beginning the sentence with a verb and placing the subject after the rest of the sentence.
    Damn, that is the weirdest cartoon I've ever seen in my life. So, mishau, how long have you been using LSD?
    You a in't no romantic, and this makes me yawn
    But, I like the cartoon. How would that classify me as not being a romantic, anyway?
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    Re: Snail speaks poetically?

    Quote Originally Posted by mishau_
    I don't speak English to that degree/that well,
    Do you think 'Star Wars' is weird too?

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    Re: Snail speaks poetically?

    Thanks for the corrections, basurero.
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Do you think 'Star Wars' is weird too?
    Can I pretend I was talking about a few episodes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Quote Originally Posted by mishau_
    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Yeah, it's Yoda-speak, which is basically just beginning the sentence with a verb and placing the subject after the rest of the sentence.
    Damn, that is the weirdest cartoon I've ever seen in my life. So, mishau, how long have you been using LSD?
    You a in't no romantic, and this makes me yawn
    But, I like the cartoon. How would that classify me as not being a romantic, anyway?
    Correct me you needn't at all. Cause do that knowingly often I do. Go to English forums and pick up their spelling I do. No romantic you ein't, think I, since consider good imagination weird you do. Narrow down your mind you do, to vulgar, primitive jokes, my firend. Confused flight of fancy you did, with LCD stuff and stuff. Sure I am, that unfamiliar Gogol's "Вий" to you it is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mishau_
    Correct me you needn't at all. Cause do that knowingly often I do. Go to English forums and pick up their spelling I do. No romantic you ein't, think I, since consider good imagination weird you do. Narrow down your mind you do, to vulgar, primitive jokes, my firend. Confused flight of fancy you did, with LCD stuff and stuff. Sure I am, that unfamiliar Gogol's "Вий" to you it is!
    Мошэу, ви есть говорить Люси в Небесах с Алмазами ат абычнейшэва Жыдко-Кристаллическова Дисплэйа?
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    [quote=mishau_]
    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Quote Originally Posted by "mishau_":1t69qb36
    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Yeah, it's Yoda-speak, which is basically just beginning the sentence with a verb and placing the subject after the rest of the sentence.
    Damn, that is the weirdest cartoon I've ever seen in my life. So, mishau, how long have you been using LSD?
    You a in't no romantic, and this makes me yawn
    But, I like the cartoon. How would that classify me as not being a romantic, anyway?
    Correct me you needn't at all. Cause do that knowingly often I do. Go to English forums and pick up their spelling I do. No romantic you ein't, think I, since consider good imagination weird you do. Narrow down your mind you do, to vulgar, primitive jokes, my firend. Confused flight of fancy you did, with LSD stuff and stuff. Sure I am, that unfamiliar Gogol's "Вий" to you it is! [/quote:1t69qb36]
    No need to talk like Yoda there is. So, weird = abstract, in the sense I was using it. You cannot deny the cartoon's abstract quality. I think your dictionary is a little off on the word 'romantic'. Having a good imagination has absolutely nothing to do with being a romantic. I don't consider myself a romantic anyhow. Vulgar, primitive jokes?
    By the way, I own Mirgorod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    And thanks for those references, I'll be sure to check them out.)
    Sorry, I made a mistake in one title. It's "Крылья, ноги и хвосты" (+ English Subs):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D3GqgvkGeE

    "Пластилиновая ворона" (+ English Subs!):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkD1VdwRB8A
    Кстати, Я эти мультипликации люблю!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    So, weird = abstract, in the sense I was using it. You cannot deny the cartoon's abstract quality. I think your dictionary is a little off on the word 'romantic'. Having a good imagination has absolutely nothing to do with being a romantic. I don't consider myself a romantic anyhow. Vulgar, primitive jokes?
    By the way, I own Mirgorod.
    Nothing agains weird. Whatever you meant by this word, why did you mention your LSD? What's associantion between LSD and abstraction? Why do you think a free flight of fantasy is so abnormal that requires LSD? You say that having a good imagination has absolutely nothing to do with being a romantic. Does it? Ok, read this:


    Новыми критериями в искусстве стали свобода самовыражения, повышенное внимание к индивидуальным, неповторимым чертам человека, естественность, искренность и раскованность, пришедшие на смену подражанию классическим образцам 18 века. Романтики отвергали рационализм и практицизм Просвещения как механистичный, безличностный и искусственный. Вместо этого они во главу угла ставили эмоциональность выражения, вдохновение. Чувствуя себя свободными от приходящей в упадок системы аристократического правления, они стремились высказать свои новые взгляды, открытые ими истины. Изменилось их место в обществе. Они нашли своего читателя среди растущего среднего класса, готового эмоционально поддержать и даже преклоняться перед художником - гением и пророком. Сдержанность и смирение были отвергнуты. Им на смену пришли сильные эмоции, часто доходящие до крайностей.


    So what I mean by romantism is 1) свобода самовыражения, 2) повышенное внимание к индивидуальным, неповторимым чертам человека, 3) искренность и раскованность 4) Романтики отвергали рационализм и практицизм Просвещения как механистичный, безличностный и искусственный. All of the four points make no sense without good imagination. But you don't need no LSD for that.
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    Теперь я прекрасно понимаю. Ты предоставил веское возражение также. У нас по этому поводу существует общее мнение. Спасибо за помочь, то есть, меня "просветишь".))) Я должен не употреблял слово "weird". Что касается LSD, ничего я не предполагал. Только шутил. Исправляйте мои ошибки, потому что сегодня вечером я бухал.)))
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    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Теперь я прекрасно понимаю. Ты предоставил веское возражение также. У нас по этому поводу существует общее мнение. Спасибо за помочь, то есть, меня "просветишь".))) Я должен не употреблял слово "weird". Что касается LSD, ничего я не предполагал. Только шутил. Исправляйте мои ошибки, потому что сегодня вечером я бухал.)))
    Вот и я говорю - шутки насчет LSD утратили свою остроту с тех пор как по длине бороды обогнали Фиделя Кастро и Карла Маркса вместе взятых. И обычно так шутят люди у которых воображение дальше тематики LSD не простирается - то есть неромантики. А если вернуться к слову weird и abstract то надо, наверное, почитать Чуковского.


    А потом позвонил
    Крокодил
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    Кстати да! У меня вечером сосед тоже бухал. Бухал и бухал молотком над головой - ремонт делал.
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