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the problem is, it is Polovetsian.

the name of the tribe (?) is polovtsy, but it is a common rule to insert "e" in adjectives from the nouns that end in ts. I guess, we can not pronounce vtsk - this is Check, not Russian. for example, molodcy - brave men. the adjektive
molodetskie...

and the stress is pol-oh-VET-sk -ie as well


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So is Polovetskaya or something like that? Then it seems as though the English adjectival form could well be Polovtsian, since we don't have that pesky K in there.

I remember from my youth that the standard spelling was Polovtsian but it was always pronounced Polovetsian (or Polovitsian).


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Yet, even when voiced, an 'f' *is shorter and softer (to me) than that of a 'v'. In "of Troy" the 'f' is barely voiced... un-les-wun-egg-za-ger-ray-tss-an-d-de-vi-des-ev-er-ree-sow-n-d


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We must be at least a trio, WO'N and Doc C, for I am also Aleksandr Borodin. Not that there's anything wrong with that.


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So is Polovetskaya or something like that? Then it seems as though the English adjectival form could well be Polovtsian, since we don't have that pesky K in there.

I remember from my youth that the standard spelling was Polovtsian but it was always pronounced Polovetsian (or Polovitsian).

Faldage, you are absolutely right! "A" for your Russian.
so the question now is what is the correct English form?
Polovtsian Dances?





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Another Borodin here... and I've always said it(if that's possible) Polov-sian


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Google score c.4300 for Polovtsian: 1370 for polovetsian: "about 10" for polovetskian


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If I were a Dead Russian Composer, I would be Sergei Rakhmaninov.I lived in the early Twentieth Century and was well known for my compositional, conducting, and piano skills, yet I am melancholy despite this talent. My famous works include my nearly-impossible piano concerti.<


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my nearly-impossible piano concerti.

But your All Night Service is exquisite.


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Hey--she ain't that kind of gal! Dody: if that offended you, I apologize, and I'll remove it.


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