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Thread poster: Kate Bauer
Kate Bauer
English to Russian
Mar 27, 2008

A friend of mine is working on a diploma-project about difference in translation and understanding of such words as - motherland, fatherland, native land. Can you please help her out answering a few questions?!

Age:
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1.how do you understand the meaning of the expression "native land"?
2. who, in your opinion, is more patriotic, the Russian or American people?
3. what do you associate with the idea of "native land"?
4. what is the difference between motherland, fartheland, native land?


Thanks everyone!

Will appreciate any help!


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Monika Rozwarzewska  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 01:02
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reply Mar 27, 2008

And who shall I send my reply to?

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Richard Ramirez
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aswer Mar 27, 2008

I guess, we are supposed to post them here...

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ama_li
English to Sinhala (Sinhalese)
an answer Mar 28, 2008

Age: 29
Sex:F
1.how do you understand the meaning of the expression "native land"?

Native land is the land one is born.

2. who, in your opinion, is more patriotic, the Russian or American people?I think Russians are more patriotic.

3. what do you associate with the idea of "native land"?
mother, mother tongue

4. what is the difference between motherland, fartheland, native land?

According to what I have heard the word Fatherland is assosiated with communism. The word motherland is more emmotional than fatherland/native land for me. I think these three words differ at semantic level. They belong to different semantic entities.


[Edited at 2008-03-28 05:30]


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Kate Bauer
English to Russian
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A survey on comparing linguistics Mar 28, 2008

You can post your answers here, or send them to my e-mail Katerinichka@gmail.com

ama_li, thank you for the contribution!

[Edited at 2008-03-28 16:46]


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Joan Berglund  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:02
Member (2008)
French to English
response Mar 30, 2008

Age: 42
Sex:F
1.how do you understand the meaning of the expression "native land"?
native land is the land where one is born
2. who, in your opinion, is more patriotic, the Russian or American people?
I have no personal experience with Russian people. American authors I have read who spent time with Russians believe the Russians are much more patriotic
3. what do you associate with the idea of "native land"?
I find it to be a neutral term
4. what is the difference between motherland, fartheland, native land?
I associate motherland with communist ideology and fartherland with Nazi ideology. I don't claim these associations are valid, but just my interpretations. Native land seems merely descriptive to me.


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Sushan Harshe
India
Local time: 04:32
English to Hindi
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Responce Apr 1, 2008

Age: 44
Sex: M
1 Native land: A geographical area which one belongs to(not nesessorily he/she/it (?) must have born here).
2 Russian and American both are patriotic (as far as these both are concern(in fact we all being nationals of a nation; love our nation tooooo)).
3 Native land- Defination(Idea of): A geographical area where on leavs from his, her (or Its) ancestors(for generations).
4 Difference between Mother/ father/ native Land: In different culturs nation is called with Mother Land or Father Land. Both has the same meaning. Millions of people died for both of these names. Where Native Land relates to just one's location only.
Example: Someone British/American/Indian takes his nation as his mother land and part of his province as his native land. Same applies for Father Land.


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Patrícia Gomes
Local time: 00:02
English to Portuguese
A survey on comparing linguistics Apr 5, 2008

Age: 31
Sex: F
1 Native land: reference for the place a person is/was born.
2 Russian and American are both patriots. But, and as patriotism is the main issue, I personally consider Japanese the most patriot people that we have ever seen (take the kamikase example, for instance).
3 Native land- association to the original people that lived in a geografical area. (Aborigines, for example).
4 Difference between Mother/ father/ native Land:
I believe the difference is basically cultural/social.
Mother and fatherland may concern to a social/cultural basis of society that have either women or men as the basis of the family.
For me native land applies to people in general: the aboriginal native land is Australia.


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VeraHembitska
Local time: 02:02
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My reply;) Apr 9, 2008

Hello,to my mind 'native land' is associated with nature, a way, and smells of apples, rain, wood and dewed grass if i can say so, but you've understood;) with honey and blue flowers. In Belorussian it sounds "Бацькаўшчына"? fatherland.
Who is more patriotic??? it depends on a personality. there are patriotic people in the USA and Russia, esp. we should remember Gauss' curve from Maths,it explains everything. Who studies their languge, history, etc more carefully?Russins are usually interested in this things, know their history from the very beginning...


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