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Slavic languages- great adventure :)

So, after a nice talk about some of the Slavic languages, the idea for a thread like this emerged. You are all welcome to ask questions or just say your opinion

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Slavic languages

The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup of Indo-European languages, have speakers in most of Eastern Europe, in much of the Balkans, in parts of Central Europe, and in the northern part of Asia.
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Branches

Scholars divide the Slavic languages into three main branches, some of which feature sub-branches:

* East Slavic, including Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Rusyn.
* West Slavic, which further subdivide into:
o Czech in the Czech Republic and Slovak in Slovakia,
o Upper and Lower Sorbian in Germany,
o Lechitic languages: Polish, Pomeranian/Kashubian and Polabian.
* South Slavic, which further subdivide into:
o Western subgroup composed of Slovenian from Slovenia, Serbian (Serbia and Montenegro), Bosnian (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Croatian (Croatia). Slavicists often group the latter three together as the Serbo-Croatian language.
o Eastern subgroup composed of Bulgarian in Bulgaria and adjacent areas; and of Macedonian from the Republic of Macedonia. (Some slavicists, especially those in Bulgaria and Greece, regard Macedonian as a "regional norm" of the Bulgarian language rather than as a separate language.)

Distribution of Slavic languages

The tripartite division of the Slavic languages does not take into account the spoken dialects of each language. Of these, certain so-called transitional dialects and hybrid dialects often bridge the gaps between different languages, showing similarities that do not stand out when comparing Slavic literary (i.e., standard) languages.

Enough differences exist between the various Slavic dialects and languages to make communication between speakers of different Slavic languages difficult. Within the individual Slavic languages, dialects may vary to a lesser degree, as those of Russian, or to a much greater degree, as those of Slovenian. Modern mass media, however, has helped to minimize variation in all the Slavic languages. Note too that historical inter-Slav cultural currents, such as the influence of South Slavic Old Church Slavonic and of South Slavic scholars on Russian, have exercised some re-unifying influence.
And something funny about my language, we are the only one from the Slavs to not use cases .
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great idea pla
Lets exchange our language experiences here
Teach me some bulgarian, polish. etc
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i wanna post on these but i know nothing about slavic

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i wanna post on these but i know nothing about slavic
So, it's the right place to learn.

Ask and we'll answer.

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great idea pla
Lets exchange our language experiences here
Teach me some bulgarian, polish. etc
Thanks Safin . And you'll teach us some Russian, molia.

Molia - please
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So, it's the right place to learn.

Ask and we'll answer.



Thanks Safin . And you'll teach us some Russian, molia.

Molia - please
learn it from 0 ????

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learn it from 0 ????
From zero, I suppose it's impossible to do it in a forum. But you can learn something about the cultures, the history, some common senteces and beautiful poems, the mythology . Things like this that come with a language, and here we can talk about many languages
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learn it from 0 ????
that might be kinda hard, slavic languages ain't very easy

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that might be kinda hard, slavic languages ain't very easy
yup

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that might be kinda hard, slavic languages ain't very easy
Yeah agreed. For Russian and stuff u first gotta learn the Cyrillic alphabet.

First thing i noticed about Slavic languages was that its kinda a 'tarzan-language' And u dont use the verb 'are'
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So, it's the right place to learn.
Thanks Safin . And you'll teach us some Russian, molia.

Molia - please
im a bad teacher
Bulgarian is very similar to russian. If you give me an article in bulgarian, i can understand 60% of it
bulgarian doesn't have падежи so it might be easier to learn
i'm ready to set off
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that might be kinda hard, slavic languages ain't very easy
yes, english is the easiest language ever to learn
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im a bad teacher
Bulgarian is very similar to russian. If you give me an article in bulgarian, i can understand 60% of it
bulgarian doesn't have падежи so it might be easier to learn
i'm ready to set off
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You can start learn the differencies with the other Slavic languages here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_language

It may be easyer, I don't know . What's sure it, you won't have problems with the alphabet
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yes, english is the easiest language ever to learn
And it's even more shameful I don't speak it well .

Ok guys, tell us something unusual about the Russian
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I wish Serbian would get rid of the Cyrillic alphabet. Latin script rules!
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