Slavic language


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Noun1.Slavic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
Balto-Slavic, Balto-Slavic language, Balto-Slavonic - a family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages
Church Slavic, Old Bulgarian, Old Church Slavic, Old Church Slavonic - the Slavic language into which the Bible was translated in the 9th century
Russian - the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia
Belarusian, Byelorussian, White Russian - the Slavic language spoken in Belarus
Ukrainian - the Slavic language spoken in the Ukraine
Polish - the Slavic language of Poland
Slovak - the Slavic language spoken in Slovakia
Czech - the Slavic language of Czechs
Slovene - the Slavic language of Slovenes
Serbo-Croat, Serbo-Croatian - the Slavic language of the Serbs and Croats; the Serbian dialect is usually written in the Cyrillic alphabet and the Croatian dialect is usually written in the Roman alphabet
Lusatian, Sorbian - a Slavonic language spoken in rural area of southeastern Germany
Macedonian - the Slavic language of modern Macedonia
Bulgarian - a Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria
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The brothers Cyril and Methodius were canonized as saints for the translation and popularization of the Bible in Old Slavic language and the spread of Christianity.
In a revision of her dissertation, Saric addresses the issue of the universality of the Determiner Phrase projection by looking at a rather peculiar behavior of nominalizations in Serbian--the so-called double adnominal genitive constructions--which some linguists have taken as evidence against Determiner Phrase in this Slavic language. Literature on the universality of the Determiner Phrase has been divided between those who claim it to be present cross-linguistically and those who argue that it is parameterized--that languages without articles do not project the Determiner Phrase layer.
The official and most widely spoken language is Macedonian, which belongs to the eastern branch of the South Slavic language group.
The oldest known Slovenian text and at the same time the oldest text written in Latin script in any Slavic language is the Freising manuscripts (Brizinski spomeniki).
Erol Rizaov comments ironically in Utrinski vesnik how President Ivanov spectacularly revealed to the world that Macedonians and Russians speak Slavic language during his lesson in history at one of the most renowned universities in the world Lomonosov in Moscow.
Sick and tired as he admitted he was, Constantine agreed, providing there were a written Slavic language, to which the emperor replied that two of his predecessors (presumably emperors Theophilos and Michael II) were trying to find a script for the Slavs, but both failed.
Curiously enough, even Serbian, which is a South Slavic language, bears a great, if not a most relevant, similarity to child both in its current meaning 'offspring' and its obsolete meaning 'young male servant, lad in service' (noted in ME for the first time in 1382, to become obsolete by the beginning of the 17th century).
After an introduction that covers previous research and a first chapter on the history and religion of the Tatars in Lithuania, Poland, and White Russia, the core of the book is a diligent analysis of the BL manuscript, with sections on phonology (including how the Arabic script was adapted to accommodate a Slavic language), morphology, lexicon, and syntax.
Bai Ganyo, Bulgarian anti-hero, is aa broad-shouldered, dark-eyed, dark-haired, swarthy man with prominent cheekbones, a turned-up mustache, and a five oaclock shadow.a Heas the title character of a series of short stories and novellas written by Aleko Konstantinov in 1894a95 and translated into English for the first time in this volume by a collective of Slavic language and linguistic academics.
(18) Wexler, "Yiddish--the Fifteenth Slavic Language. A Study of the Partial Language Shift from Judeo-Sorbian to German," International Journal of the Sociology of Language 91 (1991): 11, states that at most 10-15 percent of the vocabulary of Yiddish is Slavic.
It is true that the first text by Faulkner to be translated into a Slavic language appeared in Russian ("That Evening Sun," translated in 1934 [Tlostanova 48n3]), but it took the following two decades and the coming of the "Thaw" for a collection of Faulkner's stories to appear in the Soviet Union ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 1958).
Greenberg <greenberg@unc.edu> is a professor in the Department of Slavic Language at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.