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2013-05-31 23:15:14

Since the European Football Championship in 2012, Ukrainians have been steadily trying to integrate the English language into their daily lives. In a recent statement from software company, eReflect, the developers of Ultimate Vocabulary congratulated the Ukrainian people for their honest and valuable efforts to do so. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 01, 2013 Ultimate Vocabulary cheered on Ukrainians in a recent statement put out by parent company eReflect for their efforts to learn and use...

2008-06-07 03:00:05

By Kukharenko, Svitlana ABSTRACT: Magical efficacy has been important in Ukrainian wedding ritual. The korovai, rushnyk, omens, gifts, the showering of the couple, and other "sacred" objects and acts of the Ukrainian folk wedding are believed to be imbued with prophetic qualities. Uprooted folklore tradition, however, faces inevitable transformations, and Ukrainian immigrants in Canada tend to know and believe in magical objects and actions significantly less. The examination of magical...

2005-12-23 12:49:16

By Andras Gergely VELKE SLEMENCE, Slovakia (Reuters) - Anna Pasztor cried as she embraced a cousin who lives only a few hundred metres down the street, but whom she had not met for over 20 years because of the fortified border wall dividing the village. The ethnic Hungarian village, now split between Ukraine and Slovakia, had been divided since 1945 when a wall marking the new Soviet-Czechoslovak border sliced through its main street, breaking families apart and cutting off the...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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