Maybe so, I say, but how can you consider Russian a complete language given that it doesn’t even have... it doesn't even have any articles?
Articles? Fu! Who needs them! Who needs articles!
You may not realize this Vadim but articles are crucial to a language.
Oh yeah? How! Pushkin didn't need them... Tolstoy didn't... Even I've spoken Russian for thirty years without using a single one and I've managed to live a normal healthy life thank you very much...
Here Vadim stops:
... Hey, pass me one of your cigarettes, would you...?
Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
I didn't mean to imply that all meaning would be lost without articles; just that the meaning of that joke would be lost.
Why would it be lost??? I do not understand!