What language is this?

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  1. kosmo macrumors newbie

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    So I have recently come across several of my grandfather's old letters, most of which are in French or Yiddish. There is one postcard, however, that I can't translate or even determine the language it is written in. The handwriting is unusual which doesn't help. Any ideas?

    I'd be happy to share some of the others if anyone is interested in this sort of thing.

    Thanks,
    Daniel
     

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  2. heaven macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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    Its 100 % Russian

    Give me a sec and I ll try to translate it for you!

    Dear Brother!
    I am very worried that you don't write for such a long time.
    I can't understand why. No matter what happened and what hold you back from writing to us, tell us.

    The rest starts to get a bit harder to read
     
  3. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Austria;

    One of the contractors here in the US is from Austria. he went out one night and a woman asked him where he was from. He said Austria. Her reply, oh the land of the kangaroo. He was speechless.
    His new name is Kangaroo Jack
     
  4. heaven macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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    :D Yeah, that happens quite a lot of times. Not the first time I hear a story like that!
     
  5. kosmo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, thank you so much! I didn't even know that he spoke Russian (shouldn't really surprise me too much as he was born in Russia, but every letter I have of his is in Yiddish, French, or English.) Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the postcard written with the Latin alphabet?
     
  6. heaven macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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    No this is cyrillic :) I am russian and this is defiantly cyrillic handwriting..

    You can compare it here
    ;)


    Edit: Only the Bialystok is written in latin alphabet
     
  7. kosmo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No wonder I couldn't read it! :p

    Thanks for that link; I don't think I've ever seen cyrillic in that kind of script before. Is that a common form of handwriting?
     
  8. heaven macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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    Yeah its written with the standard russian cyrillic cursive alphabet

    I would write the same way
     

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