Thursday, October 27, 2011
I received an anonymous comment to my previous blog, which I think might have come from Cataloger Queen herself. Quoting, now:
Figuratively speaking, ЦАРИЦА is a queen, but literally it means 'wife of the Tsar' (or Czar). The word for queen is КОРОЛЕВА. It'd be easier to write this stuff if I had a Cyrillic keyboard, but, alas, I don't.
So Cataloger Queen's "auxiliary Cauli name" should be КОРОЛЕВА. Can we get that in Cyrillic? Not with my keyboard.
Thanks, anonymous commenter, for correcting our Russian. When it comes to languages, we need all the help we can get.
Tough Language, Russian; Tougher Script, Cyrillic,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Foreign Languages News Beat
P.S. Enjoy this Russian folk song, Снегурочка, which translates into English, according to the video, as "Snow Maiden."