We can start with fun with homophones.
Sun Apr 21, 2019 22:07

Katerina's eyes widened in surprise when Johana Leonie suddenly spoke Russian. Dorian spoke Russian - sort of - and Tatiana spoke Russian, of course, but even hearing 'my Russian is very bad' from someone else was a surprise, and not an unpleasant one. She had come here to learn, and so she tried to avoid speaking Russian or even thinking in Russian, but there was no denying that it was good to hear it unexpectedly. Sometimes, she thought she didn't miss speaking Russian so much as she missed hearing everyone else around her speaking it.

"Ich mag Gelb," said Katerina, still working slowly in German. "i - ach, und - " she corrected herself, starting to say 'and' in Russian before remembering that it would make no sense to Johana Leonie - "und rose, und lila." She smiled suddenly. "You know the English, 'red'? You say 'rot' in German? If I say 'rot' po-Russkii, this means 'mund'," she said, pointing to her mouth just in case she had the word for 'mouth' wrong in German. It amused her that the Russian word sounded so close to the English and German words, while meaning something very different. "Po-Russkii, the color, it is krasnyy," she added. "Welche Blumen magst du?"

  • Across the board! - Johana Leonie Zauberhexen, Thu Apr 18 18:44
    Johana Leonie beamed at Katrina, remembering why she liked the girl so much, when she got a response in German. Katrina's German was about where Johana Leonie's English was, maybe even better, and it ... more
    • We can start with fun with homophones. - Katerina, Sun Apr 21 22:07
      • I feel so validated! - Johana Leonie Zauberhexen, Mon Apr 22 18:26
        OOC -- As usual, full disclaimer that I'm using Google and Google Translate and promise nothing by way of linguistic accuracy. IC -- Johana Leonie felt like she might break into dance in that moment. ... more
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