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Offline Halo

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Re: Ukrainian culture
« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2014, 11:06:28 PM »
Как говорила по-русски "На Украине", так и буду  ;D.

I'm not advocating one use or another.  Languages are fluid, and change over time.

Кстати, Шевченко тоже русскую орфографию соблюдал и писал с ятями, потом этого классика украинской литературы кому-то сильно украинизировать пришлось.

Shevchenko wrote poetry using Latin script, he wrote poetry using Cyrillic script, he wrote poetry in Russian, as most of the artists in his circle were Russians, and he wrote poetry in his Cherkasky dialect.  At that time, there was no standardized Ukrainian alphabet, so his writing, in some sense, was experimental.   In addition to being a great poet, it is his works, in particular, that created Ukrainian literature (note - it existed before, but it moved leaps and bounds because of Shevchenko).

Late in his life, Shevchenko became enamoured with a decades younger peasant girl.  It did not have a happy ending.

Offline DanielLee5

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Re: Ukrainian culture
« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2017, 11:45:39 PM »
So many stunning pics here, I feel so nostalgic
Thanks, guys