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most quoted re "kyrgyz": Jonathan North Washington (26), other (21), Tristan Alexander McLeay (5), Lara (3), Толгонай (3)

other categories found with "kyrgyz": SSSR (31), turkic (16), russian (15), food (10), multilingualisms (10)



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[link] heard: 9 April 2012
[edit] added: 9 April 2012

"We have vowel harmony; it's great. I like it, I love it!"

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[link] heard: 31 October 2011
[edit] added: 31 October 2011

(18:42:02) spectie: Flammie, did you get the abstract in on time ?

(18:43:42) Flammie: I did, though it was kindof short and wishywashy

(18:43:52) spectie: you should have seen mine and firespeaker's

(18:44:50) firespeaker: we didn't even read ours

(18:44:52) spectie: yeah

(18:45:11) firespeaker: and I think it just sounds like a bunch of disconnected facts about Kyrgyz morphology

(18:45:19) firespeaker: and phonology

(18:45:33) firespeaker: which is basically what talking to me sounds like I guess

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[link] heard: 8 July 2011
[edit] added: 8 July 2011

(03:31:47) spectre: i don't like having the negative morpheme in different places

(03:31:56) firespeaker: but this is Turkic

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[link] heard: 17 September 2010
[edit] added: 17 September 2010

Baatar: "I wonder what happened."

Jonathan: "They're probably just being Central Asians."

Baatar: "Yeah, they'll show up really late."

Jonathan: "‘We'll be there on Monday.’"

Baatar: "Yeah, but they wouldn't say that."

Jonathan: "Yeah, they'd probably came up with some excuse."

Baatar: "They'll just show up three days later on their microbus and say, ‘We couldn't cross river.’"

...

Baatar: "‘We made good time across Russia, but then we got to the Atlantic.’"

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[link] heard: 30 May 2010
[edit] added: 30 May 2010

(13:44:30) jonorthwash: anyway, the Kyrgyz side of the invitation's going to be very different

(13:44:42) Aaron B: make sure to put the same date ;)

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[link] heard: 7 May 2010
[edit] added: 9 May 2010

"Ой, өчүр рекламаны. Түшүндүк уже: сатылат экен."

Tolgonay learns about paid programming.
kyrgyz, multilingualisms, tv
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[link] heard: 23 April 2010
[edit] added: 23 April 2010

"‘Мен кеттим. Вернусь on Sunday,’ деп айтты."

And they say people code switch to mark discourse edges or to indicate other meaning....
kyrgyz, russian, language, turkic, multilingualisms
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[link] heard: 19 July 2009
[edit] added: 19 July 2009

Jonathan: "Yeah, I remember being in the dark about stuff a lot when my Russian and Kazakh weren't very good: ‘Where are we? Why're we here?’"

Tekla: "‘Why's there a sheep boiling in the front yard?’"

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[link] heard: 20 March 2009
[edit] added: 20 March 2009

(04:34:55) kesuari: "What the country's political opposition doubts is whether it was an accident at all." well given the way people in kyrgyzstan drive, i doubt *any* crash could be described as an accident

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[link] heard: 19 March 2009
[edit] added: 19 March 2009

(03:00:00) Аймона: i was sort of writing this cover letter. i mean, why on earth you would need a cover letter for fin. aid from the person who comes from KG

(03:00:05) Аймона: KG speaks for itself

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[link] heard: 16 September 2008
[edit] added: 16 September 2008

One note on Imart's grammar: when I said it was hard to use in class today, I meant it--there are no page numbers, but instead about 3500 bullet points, and the index is too short to have anything useful in it.  But at the same time, it is very thorough on a lot of critical issues, and by far the best existing reference on the language.  I wish I'd had access to it as I was learning the language, though I guess using my "teachers" as elicitation subjects to figure out some of this stuff developed useful skills.  And no doubt built character and grew hair on my chest.  Just like trying to find something again that you read in Imart's grammar if you didn't bookmark it.

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[link] heard: 22 July 2008
[edit] added: 22 July 2008

(13:28:05) Brenda: can i be a subject? i promise i have a highly unique dialect in Kyrgyz

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[link] heard: 14 July 2008
[edit] added: 14 July 2008

[Чоң шамал келгенде]

"Казанды карма!"

Султан аке
sarcasm, hyperbole, weather, silliness
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[link] heard: 8 May 2008
[edit] added: 8 May 2008

Тралик: "Түнкү канал эрте көрсөтүлүп калган экен."

мен: "Анткени азыр саат 12ден кийин эч кимде шам жок."

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[link] heard: 21 April 2008
[edit] added: 21 April 2008

(22:46:56) Анара: хотя снова я скажу это что

(22:47:05) Анара: Kazakh girlz rulez!!!

(22:47:24) Анара: больше чем кыргызки и другие номадки

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[link] heard: 15 April 2008
[edit] added: 15 April 2008

Lara: "Hm, it smells like animals in here."

anonymous: "It's all the Kyrgyz."

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[link] heard: 13 April 2008
[edit] added: 13 April 2008

"So I was reading this ethnography written by this Russian guy who went to what's now Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in 1913. Apparently, in the jayloo, the women do everything, even up to herding the animals; the men sit around on a rock or sit around and sun themselves; when they get bored, they pull out their shotgun and shoot a marmot, and skin it while the women cook dinner. All they've done is brought that system down into the city."

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[link] heard: 18 March 2008
[edit] added: 19 March 2008

мен: "Таңга чейин чай иче алам."

Тралик: "Давай спор!"

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[link] heard: 18 March 2008
[edit] added: 19 March 2008

Тралик: "Чай ичесиңби?"

мен: "Уф, жок, болдум."

Тралик: "Давай, паслений стакан."

мен: "Макул. Элүү грам."

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[link] heard: 17 March 2008
[edit] added: 16 March 2008

Жыкы: "Америкада ушундай свободность жок."

Jonathan: "Туура, биз көчөдө пиво ичсек, полиция көрсө, биз сразу качып кетиш керек эле."

Жыкы: "Быякта наоборот, милиция көрсөң, сразу "Ооо!" деген..."

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[link] heard: 17 March 2008
[edit] added: 16 March 2008

Жыкы: "Орустарда, ‘семья-мемья’ деген бар."

Jonathan: "Сиздерчи? ‘Үй-бүлө—сүй-бүлө’?"

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[link] heard: 2 March 2008
[edit] added: 5 March 2008

[ўзбекча менен кыргызча билген Араб менен сүйлөшкөндө]

Гүлмира: "А казакча билесизби?"

Араб: "Жок."

Гүлмира: "Бирок казакча менен кыргызча почти бир тил."

Араб: "Разница бар!"

Гүлмира: "Ии, кечиресиз. Разница бар десеңиз, сизге ишенем."

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[link] heard: 28 February 2008
[edit] added: 29 February 2008

Лазат эже: "‘Тийишүү’, мисалы, бир бала кафеде отурганда бир кызды көрөт. Кыз ага жагат. Ал кыз менен сүйлөшөт, ‘Окуйсузбу, канчанчы жылкысыз’ деп сурайт. Бала кызга тийишет, бирок аны экинчи жолу көрбөйт."

мен: "А өзбөк кино болсо, экинчи жолу точно көрөт."

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[link] heard: 25 February 2008
[edit] added: 24 February 2008

(02:21:33) Rianna: i'm hungry for something, but i'm highly unsure what

(02:22:20) Rianna: but i dunno, i don't wanna cook up pea soup now

(02:22:40) [me]: well, bawırsaq might be good

(02:22:46) [me]: I had some really good boorsoq today

(02:23:01) [me]: bog'irsoq isn't too hard to make

(02:23:05) [me]: I have a recipe

(02:23:09) [me]: though I've never actually tried it

(02:23:19) Rianna: mitä vittuu toi o?

(02:23:30) [me]: a type of fried dough / bread

(02:23:31) [me]: kind of

(02:23:37) Rianna: hahaha

(02:23:38) Rianna: nice

(02:23:41) [me]: ?

(02:23:50) Rianna: you answered my question :-p

(02:23:54) [me]: ..?

(02:23:55) [me]: so?

(02:24:08) Rianna: it was in another language..?

(02:24:13) [me]: oh shit

(02:24:15) [me]: wtf

(02:24:19) [me]: okay

(02:24:26) Rianna: i just asked you what the fuck is that

(02:24:30) Rianna: and you just answered that

(02:24:30) [me]: I guess I'm just used to guessing what people are saying half the time anyway

(02:24:46) [me]: don't really pay attention to how they say it unless I'm in linguist mode

(02:24:47) Rianna: you should put that on your quotes page to show off your mad skillz

(02:25:16) Rianna: you're a....demigod among linguists, Jonathan

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[link] heard: 19 February 2008
[edit] added: 18 February 2008

[телесынык карап жатканда]

Траллик: "Жакшынакай экен."

мен: "Ал ким?"

Траллик: "Билбейм."

мен: "Бирок аты ким?"

Траллик: "Билбейм."

[жазылып туруп койот]

Траллик: "Айтурган экен."

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[link] heard: 19 February 2008
[edit] added: 19 February 2008

[MTVде уйду соосу көрсөтүлөт]

мен: "Неге саап жатат?"

Траллик: "Саабаса болбойт."

мен: "Жок, сааганын неге көрсөтөт?"

Траллик: "Просто, реклама, билбейм."

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[link] heard: 14 February 2008
[edit] added: 14 February 2008

(23:10:36) Jóhann: no thong?

(23:10:39) [me]: no

(23:10:54) [me]: but at the bazaar right next to the cards at one place they had a big pile of women's underwear

(23:11:04) [me]: probably including thongs; I didn't check

(23:11:10) Jóhann: im glad you didnt check

(23:11:42) [me]: why?

...

(23:13:44) Jóhann: because thats just perfectly normal for a guy who looks straight with red hair to go through a pile of women's underwear in a middle of an unorderly marketplace in Kyrgryzstan...nothing strange about that

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[link] heard: 10 February 2008
[edit] added: 10 February 2008

Назгүл: "Я хочу взяться за это дело."

мен: "Кандай?"

Назгүл: "Ошол ишти баштайын деп элем."

мен: "А ‘взяться’ деген не?"

Назгүл: "‘Алуу’ деген мааниси берет."

мен: "Бирок кыргызча котормосунда ‘алуу’ деген сөздү айткан жоксуң."

Назгүл: "Я не профессионал."

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[link] heard: 31 January 2008
[edit] added: 31 January 2008

(23:33:41) Rianna: You "saw" her? Either you mean, that she says you did, but you don't recall or that you hallucinated her while incredibly drunk, because it's too cold there for mirages

(23:35:21) [me]: no, she says I saw her, but I don't really remember. She certainly saw me

(23:35:49) Rianna: Were you wearing one of your Kyrgyz pimp hats?

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[link] heard: 30 January 2008
[edit] added: 30 January 2008

[Пирожки сатып алган киоскта турганда]

Эже: "Пирожки [что-то что-то орусча]?".

Мен: "Кетти, азыр келет."

Эже: "Нет, пирожки [что-то что-то орусча]?"

Мен: "Көрбөй турасызбы? Пирошки бар, ээси азыр келет."

Эже: "Нет, Вы меня не поняли. Пирожки [что-то что-то орусча]?"

Мен: [Жарайт, деп ойлоп атам.] "Түшүнбөдүм. Орус эмесмин."

Эже: "Почему?"

Мен: "Орус эмесмин го."

Эже: "Неге?"

Мен: [ийинимди көтөрөм]

Эже: "Чынында орус эмессизби? Анда сиз кимсиз?"

Мен: "Америкалыкмын."

Эже [өзүнө]: "Мм, орусча билбейт экен."

Мен: "Жок, орусча билем, сиздин айтканыңызды эле түшүнбөдүм."

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[link] heard: 8 January 2008
[edit] added: 8 January 2008

Jonathan: "I mean, I've heard bad things about the place."

Lara: "What sorts of bad things?"

Jonathan: "That people tried pizza for the first time there and never wanted to eat pizza again."

Thatcher: "Yeah, 'cause it doesn't have mutton fat in it."

Thatcher obviously hasn't been there
insults, SSSR, food, kyrgyz
[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 8 December 2007
[edit] added: 8 December 2007

(15:17:35) [me]: you just have to think like me is all, and then you'll understand things like this :-P

(15:17:46) kesuari: yeah

(15:18:06) kesuari: i, on the other hand, got my thinkingways from a more reputable dealer than you, i think

(15:18:14) kesuari: you probably got yours from a kyrgyz bizarre

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[link] heard: 28 November 2007
[edit] added: 28 November 2007

(16:00) Анара: Ok, come here and не болтай по-кыргызски, а то мой папа тебя из дома выгонит и будешь спать на улице.

Anara invites me to Kazakhstan
threats, SSSR, language, russian, kyrgyz, kazakh, multilingualisms, turkic
[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 22 November 2007
[edit] added: 25 November 2007

"There's something about mountain people and alcohol—you know, they're not strangers."

James, during a Thanksgiving toast
people, SSSR, anthropology, humanity, kyrgyz, provincialism
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[link] heard: 22 November 2007
[edit] added: 25 November 2007

"You don't know Central Asia if you think eating trumps toasts."

Colin, in reference to a toast during Thanksgiving dinner
food, sadness, SSSR, kyrgyz, patriotism
[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 7 November 2007
[edit] added: 7 November 2007

Tristan: "It's weird hearing you say /o/s correctly when you speak other languages [Russian, Kyrgyz]."

Jonathan: "Why's that?"

Tristan: "Because you don't normally pronounce them right in English."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 6 November 2007
[edit] added: 6 November 2007

(18:56:03) Altynay: Bishkekte emne kylyp atasin

(18:56:32) [me]: кыргыз тилин жакшылоо үчүн практика кылып жатам

(18:57:14) Altynay: abdan jakshi

(18:57:41) Altynay: sen ushul Bishkekte kalip Kyrgyzdarga Kyrgyzcha sabak beret okshoysun :)

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[link] heard: 12 October 2007
[edit] added: 23 October 2007

"Кантип жаңгак ача албайсың? Таш бар го?"

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[link] heard: 6 October 2007
[edit] added: 23 October 2007

"You see, it's different for you: Kyrgyz and Kazakh girls are actually attractive."

Sarah, on Central Asian guys
kazakh, SSSR, relationships, sex, sadness, insults
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[link] heard: 6 October 2007
[edit] added: 23 October 2007

"Well, he just came from America, where people have jobs and have to do stuff, but now he's in Central Asia, where people drink tea."

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[link] heard: 24 June 2007
[edit] added: 24 June 2007

(04:02:04) [me]: let's do sheep based on land area now

(04:02:43) [me]: Kazakhstan: 15'217'700 / 2,724,900 km²

(04:03:06) [me]: Kyrgyzstan: 5'264'000 / 199,900 km²

(04:03:11) [me]: oops

(04:03:16) [me]: I think I'm doing humans :-P

(04:03:52) kesuari: unless you're kiwi, that's what I'd expect you to "do"

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[link] heard: 25 April 2007
[edit] added: 26 April 2007

Derek: "Something about the word ‘Kyrgyz’ sounds agressive."

Jonathan: "What about [qr̩ˈʀz̩] sounds agressive?"

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[link] heard: 9 November 2006
[edit] added: 9 November 2006

"She was small enough to fit in my backpack, but I don't know if I could've gotten her through customs."

Doug met a five year old in Kyrgyzstan that he wanted to take home.
bad-ideas, sketchiness, SSSR, kyrgyz
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[link] heard: 27 August 2006
[edit] added: 1 September 2006

1c a song? That explains the pricing of Apple hardware---somewhere in their books, they're confusing dollars and cents!

in an e-mail, upon learning that you can buy CDs of 99 local music videos for about $1 in Kyrgyzstan
confusion, technology, computers, SSSR, non-p.c.ness, puns, kyrgyz
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 5 August 2006
[edit] added: 1 September 2006

"The mountains were nice and clean—there were all sorts of restrooms. I used marmot holes."

telling about his week-long hike in the mountains in Kyrgyzstan
badness, cleanliness, kyrgyz
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 10 August 2005
[edit] added: 10 August 2005

Leslie: "[In Central Asia], at least as a girl they don't make you drink."

Chay: "Go to Kyrgyzstan."

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