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On Sun, 16 Sep 2001 14:56:46 +0400, Pavel Iosad <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>> I have also heard Moyo imye - Peter [mahYOH
>> EEMyah - Peter] (litterally my name Peter - Russian lacks a copula)
>
>Yep.

Note however that _imya_ tends to mean 'first name' rather than 'full
name'. So, in neutral speech the above may be understood as 'my first
name is...', and followed by e. g. _Moya familiya - Smith_. Or it may
imply some additional stylistic effect (from elevated tone to foreign
accent). _Menya zovut..._ is in fact the only neutral way to say 'my
name is...'.


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