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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nina_here

Who can understand Givi?

When I watch videos of Givi Tostykh I try as hard as I can but can't get a single word of what he's saying. Is it me or he invented a new kind of Russian? I don't get a single word, while I am dying to learn what is he saying every time... Mah, don't know what to think or do about it.

December 14, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lena_gardariki

I see now, his name is Mikhail Tolstykh (Givi). No, he speaks normal Russian, he just does not pronounce the sound "р" correctly, it is a pretty common speech defect. Maybe you just need to get used to his manner. Plus there are some special military words / expressions which a civilian may not know.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BaconChomper

Is Russian your first language? If so could you help us with some of the military vocabulary?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lena_gardariki

what is his name again? could not google him so far


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BaconChomper

He is one of the leaders of the Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine.

Гиви

Mikhail Sergeyevich Tolstykh Михаи́л Серге́евич Толсты́х

Givi on the right, Motorola (on the left) was killed this year.

For others looking for videos to watch for comprehension there are many of both of these men speaking on youtube but more on liveleak. Content is mature.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lena_gardariki

I can write a transcript of what he is saying (at least I hope I will be able to, lol) if you give me a link to a clip


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nina_here

I am not interested in the military language, but I would give you 50 lingots for the lyrics of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lrPvLlinqY

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