NABOKV-L post 0010566, Fri, 12 Nov 2004 09:52:50 -0800

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TT-22. old woman's absurd Russian
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87.11: Villa Nastia, which still retained a dead old woman's absurd Russian
diminutive: I wonder why "absurd"?

EDNOTE. Nastia is a diminutive for the rather regal Anastasiia but to the
English ear evokes "nasty". Also the Russian "Nenast'e" means "foul weather."