Voices from Russia

Sunday, 20 December 2015

20 December 2015. On The Language of Holy Rus

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For more on G Yu Gerovsky, click here. I do daresay that the “Ukrainian” POV isn’t the only one about…



Friday, 21 August 2015

21 August 2015. No Comment Necessary… Good on You, Fr Sergei… I AGREE

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I use the word “mankind” throughout to refer to all humans, both male and female. I also use “man” and “he” to mean “human” and “he/she”. I don’t do this from a position of male chauvinism… my writings on the equality of males and females in Christ speak for themselves. I do this out of concern that linguistic acrobatics might distract from the main points of the study. My Greek professor once told a joke. Someone noticed that there was “man” in the word “woman”, so they decided to change it to “woperson”. Then, someone noticed that there was “son” in “person”, and so they changed the word to “woperchild”. My goal here is to no longer be distracted by whether the words “wo-man”, “fe-male”, or “s-he” are inherently offensive and how we can change them, but instead to focus on the main points of our study.

Fr Sergei Sveshnikov

Monday, 21 April 2014

21 April 2014. RIA-Novosti Infographics. The Linguistic Diversity of the Planet

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Since 2000, 21 February is International Mother Language Day, promoting linguistic/cultural diversity and multilingualism. This RIA-Novosti Infographic illustrates living, endangered, and extinct languages ​​in the world and in Russia. Language is the most powerful tool for the conservation and development of the world’s cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible. Any activity to promote and pass on mother tongues won’t only promote linguistic diversity and multilingualism, but also foster a more complete understanding of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world, as well as solidarity based on understanding, tolerance, and dialogue. Through International Mother Language Day, UNESCO encourages countries to develop, maintain, and intensify activities aimed at fostering respect for and promoting and protecting all languages ​​(especially, endangered languages,), linguistic diversity, and multilingualism.

21 February 2014




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