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Cecenian sentence in Russian text
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Elisa Comito  Identity Verified
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Feb 12, 2009

Sorry to write in English but I don't know Russian. I am asking your help, even if the sentence is Cecenian, because a friend of mine found it in a Russian text she is translating.

The sentence is:

хьо нохчи вац

She assumes the meaning might be "Are you Cecenian or not?" but she isn't sure.

I would be grateful for any help or if any body might suggest whom I might address who knows Cecenian.

Thank you,
Elisa


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Stanislav Korobov  Identity Verified
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maybe «Ты не чеченец, что ли?» Feb 12, 2009

see http://www.novayagazeta.ru/data/2006/61/16.html (in Russian)

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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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It should mean^ Feb 12, 2009

“I am not Chechen”. At least this page says: «Так что первая чеченская фраза, которую следует выучить русскому на чеченском языке, звучит так: “Хо нохчи вац! Гаскхи ву!” — “Я не чеченец, я русский”.». This means: “The first phase, that a Russian must learn in Chechen, sounds as ‘Хо нохчи вац! Гаскхи ву!’ — ‘I am not Chechen! I am Russian!’” (However, one of the comments to that posting has a correction, stating that the above phrase means: “You are not Chechen”).

[Edited at 2009-02-12 09:24 GMT]


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Elisa Comito  Identity Verified
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Thank you Feb 12, 2009

Thank you very much to both! I'll give the information and the links you provided to my collegue, who can read Russian (but she is not on Proz, that's why I put the question for her).

Have a nice day,

Elisa


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