Thursday, June 3, 2010

To study Russian is to walk into a circular room searching for corners

"Even drunk... uneducated... babies... will never make a mistake with verbal aspect. But none of you will ever really understand it."
Konstantin struggles to express just how completely hopeless this entire undertaking is.

"The fact that it has some semblance of regularity is remarkable in and of itself."
On Russian grammar, just, y'know, in general.

"Said by a child, it is completely innocuous. In prison they will kill you for it."
On using козел, which means "goat".

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