NABOKV-L post 0007240, Sat, 7 Dec 2002 08:37:01 -0800

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Fw: Chose: verification of the Pushkin quote
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From: "Fuller, Freda" <freda.fuller@mwsu.edu>
To: "'D. Barton Johnson '" <chtodel@cox.net>
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 8:43 PM
Subject: RE: Chose: verification of the Pushkin quote


> DBJ:
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> That full Pushkin quote from alex means:
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> "It's said, unhappiness is a good school: it may be. But happiness is the
> better university."
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> One posting on Nabokov-L MIS-translates the end of the quote; the posting
> says that "luchshiy" is "best," but it isn't; it's "BETTER." It has to
have
> an addditional word form, a helping form, to be "best." Perhaps the
> distinction may be insignificant, but again, perhaps not.
>
> Freda Fuller-Coursey
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