Originally Posted by star
Yay you. Do you not like to watch in Russian because you don't speak it or because you boycott it? I would have thought you would speak Russian.
to you and your language abilities.
The main reason I don't like to watch those channels in Russian is because I don't like voice-overs. It's just one person saying everything and not in an exciting voice. Very boring. And some details may be lost in translation. I know Russian rather well, well enough to watch TV but I have some problems speaking it because I've had very little practice in it for the last 10 years. As a matter of fact, the guy who came to set it up yesterday was Russian and I had to communicate with him in Russian. It was difficult for me.
There may also be some truth to the boycotting thing you suggested. I don't like the language very much, and that's probably related to historical and political reasons.
btw, I watched the bike video! SO adorable. And the one boy running all the time beside his bike. I didn't understand anything except mama and daddee -- which I was surprised wasn't papa. Anyway, just the sound of it reminded me of swedish.
He said mama when I asked him who would be riding his bike if he wasn't going to do it
And the daddee sound was actually "tēti"
I don't think Latvian is at all similar to Swedish, the sound of it is more similar to Finnish.