!! It looks like Russian is closer to Pali than English is--looks like...
"As Gurdjieff explained to Ouspensky ... "for exact understanding exact language is necessary." In his first series of writings, Gurdjieff explains how difficult it is to choose an ordinary language to convey his thoughts exactly. He continues..."the Russian language is like the English...both these languages are like the dish which is called in Moscow 'Solianka' [solyanka], and into which everything goes except you and me..."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solyanka
-- haha yum, 're-birth' in a bowl!