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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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Hello.

I'm Krassi. I'm from Bulgaria (you don't know it, I guess). I'm fourteen. I know some maths and I come here to have fun, because...

MATHS IS FUN, RIGHT?

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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Welcome, Krassi! What's it like in Bulgaria?

Me - I'm from Australia.

Oh... yes, you're right! Maths is fun.

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**Roraborealis****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-17
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Maths is most definately fun!

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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krassi_holmz, I love your avatar. It is probably one of the most intriguing mathimatical relationships I have encountered so far:

e^i*pi + 1 = 0

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Welcome, krassi_holmz.

At fourteen, you're quite good at Mathematics.

You are right, Maths is fun!

As Ricky pointed out, your avatar is excellent!

Same about Ricky's signature.

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Is "Здрасти" Bulgarian for "Hello" ? Is the language similar to Russian?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**Flowers4Carlos****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-25
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Rod: hello in russian is "привет"

и не, я не говорю по-русски, но я могу притвориться!

http://www.freetranslation.com/

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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How do you say 'и не, я не говорю по-русски, но я могу притвориться'? Just wondering, does anyone know what the system for reading Russian is, e.g. does each character stand for a phonetic sound?

To Flowers4Carlos: Я могу притвориться также.

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Хорошие пожелания к Вам!

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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Yes, it's something like Russian.

And for the phonetic system Russian is better than English, but it's not so good as Bulgarian.

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**justlookingforthemoment****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-05-26
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krassi_holmz wrote:

And for the phonetic system Russian is better than English, but it's not so good as Bulgarian.

Well, how does the Bulgarian phonetic system work?

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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In the most ways we spell the letters from the words as we see them. There are no special rules for spelling.

Здрасти-[zdrasti] but our [r] is not same as English [r]. I'll correct myself. The Bulgarian phonetic isn't the best but it's from the simplest. But it's hell of a grammar.

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**Chaotic Neutral****Member**- Registered: 2005-10-31
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привет is Hi.

Здрасти=hello (short form of zdravstvujte=[be healthy]=greetings)

The Slavian R is similar to the Scottish.

And that Russian translator gives many mistakes.It does not translate the falling causes (nominative, genitive...)

Interesting thing I've noticed, the Russian grammar is almost 100% identical with that of Latin.Of course, the words are different, but a sentence could be inverted how you want.Inverted could a sentence be how want you.Then the accent/context switches a little.

As for krassi: how many letters does your alphabet have?Is the language noticeably changed towards the west (as you notice if you compare Russian to Ukrainian, Russian is more adapted to the western science/culture) or are most words still original?

As for justlooking: Yes, even more.There are apart letters for the sh-sounds (each one of them!), and 2 special signs (change "hardness" of a consonant).

*Last edited by Chaotic Neutral (2005-12-16 00:12:00)*

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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Chaotic is absolutely right!

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