My testimony

Joined: 10:05 AM - Jan 05, 2018

12:22 PM - Jan 08, 2018 #1

If you ask me what is your tribal code? My answer will be, “Russian, or to be more specific -- Church Slavonic". The Interslavic Language (IR) nevertheless is among my favourite linguistic encounters. Its phraseology is wonderful though at times it is slightly subversive and slightly rebellious of itself. Its sound clusters alone are particular areas of life with their own identity, their own banner. But more importantly, if I, for example, were being dismissive now, if we got into an argument, if I didn’t agree, then by using IR I might sound a bit more Orthodox and Slavic -- simply because I’m shifting to a more ‘me-voice’ but not a half-way point, for purely pastoral reasons, of course.
When buying or selling you can hardly avoid sin. So, in either case, be sure you lose a little in the transaction. (Evagrios the Solitary)
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