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Post by Kazbek » January 1st, 2020, 2:01 pm

Peter Why wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 1:34 pm
Could you give me details of the dictionary of profanities, please? I think it would make a nice gift for a friend of mine, who took courses in Russian some years ago.
I had two of them on my shelves some years ago. The one I have at the moment, ISBN 5710602833, is a dictionary followed by an anthology of illustrative usage from Pushkin to folklore. The other, which must have ended up with a relative, was probably the dictionary published as ISBN 5711704141 and 571170303X. They're both in Russian only.


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Post by Peter Why » January 1st, 2020, 2:56 pm

Thank you very much; I'll see if I can get one of them.

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Post by MichaelMaggs » January 16th, 2020, 12:17 pm

French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin (classical and medieval), Japanese, English, as well as several books of English slang. And, no, I don't speak many of those.

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Post by lethargilistic » January 17th, 2020, 7:43 pm

There's an English dictionary in my stack of books. I don't pull it out, but I've had it forever, so I'd be sad to part with it.

There's also a (Merriam-Webster?) Japanese-English Dictionary from my school days with an atrocious design. It lists the Japanese words in romanji, among other issues. I bought it then barely even used it after I realized it would be so unhelpful.

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