Subscribe: Comments for Indigo Jo Blogs
http://www.blogistan.co.uk/blog/comments/feed
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
aditya chakrabortty  aditya  called paul  called  chakrabortty called  chakrabortty  comment aditya  comment  paul  poland  russia 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Comments for Indigo Jo Blogs

Comments for



Politics, tech and media issues from a Muslim perspective



Last Build Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:44:00 +0000

 



Comment on Why Aditya Chakrabortty (may have) called himself Paul by George Carty

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:44:00 +0000

I found the "Vwuddiswuff" confusing until I realized that in London English the short "u" is pronounced /a/, while in my own northern English accent it is short "a" that has this sound – the short "u" is much more rounded so that "luck" and "look" sound alike (hence "oop North"...)



Comment on Why Aditya Chakrabortty (may have) called himself Paul by adelaidedupont

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:39:00 +0000

That's right - your friend/the third guy was good with those dark Ls which make names like Wladyslaw. Carrie Anne Brownian has a onomastics blog [which is all about the academic study of names]. https://onomasticsoutsidethebox.wordpress.com/tag/polish-names/ Are you going to learn about the residents' association, Matthew? It was good to get to know Enfield and the dynamics.



Comment on Why Aditya Chakrabortty (may have) called himself Paul by adelaidedupont

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:33:00 +0000

Yes, Cyril and Methodus! Poland had a lot of linguistic influences, for example there is Turkish. Lekhians - that bit is true. And Lett and the Piast family. [And what happened to the Austrian bit of Poland by 1900?]



Comment on Why Aditya Chakrabortty (may have) called himself Paul by adelaidedupont

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:31:00 +0000

Poland started being Catholic in 966. Before that there were pagan religions and Slav religions - some of which Jan Morris writes about in Fifty Years of Europe.



Comment on Why Aditya Chakrabortty (may have) called himself Paul by M Risbrook

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:45:00 +0000

I always assumed that they were either related to Latvians and Lithuanians or were descendents of inbred Vikings. In 1900 half of Poland was in the German state of Prussia, which was Protestant, and the other half was in Russia, which was Orthodox. Poland as a country did not exist. Slavic languages are not native to Poland or Russia. Their origin is Bulgaria and they spread to eastern Europe and Russia by the Orthodox Church. The original language of Poland could have been a Baltic language similar to Latvian or Lithuanian. Western Russia used Uralic languages similar to Finnish and Estonian.



Comment on Why Aditya Chakrabortty (may have) called himself Paul by Matthew Smith

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:41:00 +0000

They’re definitely Slavs, so they’re distantly related to Russians and probably have some German ancestry given that Germans lived in and occupied Poland for centuries and Germans also migrated to places east of Germany. The language may be influenced by German (hence ‘W’ for ‘V’ which isn’t found in other Slavic languages that used the Latin alphabet) but it’s definitely a Slavic language. As for why Poland is Catholic, the answer is that it wasn’t part of Russia when the early Tsar chose Eastern Orthodoxy, and it never went Protestant.



Comment on Why Aditya Chakrabortty (may have) called himself Paul by M Risbrook

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:28:00 +0000

I have never understood Polish people. Are they Germans, are they Russians, are they what? And why exactly are the Polish Catholic?



Comment on On Thomas Rawnsley’s 21st, Maisie’s tweet storm and the Kesgrave abuse inquiry by M Risbrook

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:35:00 +0000

Smiffy is holding the certificate which was displayed on the wall outside his office. Riaz wonders what happened to it, and all the photos, after KHS closed down. It's possible that there were four certificates at each of the four schools.



Comment on On Thomas Rawnsley’s 21st, Maisie’s tweet storm and the Kesgrave abuse inquiry by Matthew Smith

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:29:00 +0000

Not really, but I remember the Bond of Friendship; the certificate was up in the lobby at KHS and I went on the exchange trip twice. (The boys from KDG came to Kesgrave twice but they were older and we weren't allowed to spend much time with them. KDG was a mixed grammar school but I presume the girls stayed with families in the area.)



Comment on On Thomas Rawnsley’s 21st, Maisie’s tweet storm and the Kesgrave abuse inquiry by M Risbrook

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

1986 Bond of Friendship http://www.kdg-wesel.de/soziale-projekte/schueleraustausch-exchanges/1986-bond-friendship Are you able to translate the German into English?