NABOKV-L post 0024098, Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:23:28 -0700

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Re: Minor points: Surnames and name days
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Thank you, Mary! I thought so,

Carolyn



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From: Mary H. Efremov <mbutterfly549@AOL.COM>
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Sent: Sun, April 28, 2013 7:23:49 AM
Subject: Re: [NABOKV-L] Minor points: Surnames and name days

minor historic point. secularization followed the communist take over, and the
patron saint day celebration was effaced with time but until the revolution it
was the major celebration and it continues in the emigre community that was
never sovietized.



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“But what his surname was, I'm sure I have no idea.”:

Moncrieff.

(Yes, we are getting away from VN, and I wouldn’t be surprised or disappointed
if you don’t post this.)


Eric Hyman


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Spasibo, Lyuba,

I guess I'm taking my knowledge from Tolstoy and more specifically from War and
Peace. I thought the name day was the big day. Thanks for setting me right.

Carolyn


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From: Ljuba Tarvi <ljuba.tarvi@WELHO.COM>
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Sent: Sat, April 27, 2013 11:20:12 AM
Subject: Re: [NABOKV-L] BIRTHDATES and Irish writers


Dear Carolyn, what a strange idea! Of course we, Russians, do celebrate our
birthdays.
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