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Language which Never Existed

The idea of: “What if all the people may talk the same language?” is similar to all genius. Since regardless of the attempts, one may not know a foreign language... Read more

04 Jan 2012

Babel Tower

True or fiction let’s leave the solution of this problem to theologians. However the fact that there was single language proves the study of several generations of linguists. There is... Read more

09 Dec 2011

Language for Musicians

French is pronunciation is difficult, English has complex time group, Chinese and Japanese have difficult script. However one may study any language upon some efforts, ability and patience. Read more

30 Nov 2011

English – the Language of Common People

Do you know that several centuries ago English was exclusively the language of common people? And «English Language» should thank simple peasants for its grammatical peculiarities ... Read more

30 Nov 2011

Translator as a Profession

Why do employers should spend money for translator, if every second employee at large companies have TOEFL certificate? Gentlemen, this is not correct approach ... Read more

22 Nov 2011

East Slavic Languages. Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian Languages

In Slavic group of languages, besides native and loved by us Russian and Ukrainian, includes also Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovak, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian. All the mentioned above languages belong to the Indo-European family of languages. One day, from single Indo-European dialect, the Proto-Slavic language was formed, which became the ancestor of all the modern Slavic languages. For a long time the Slavic languages do not possess strict rules and canons. In some countries such as Russia and the Czech, the role of “literary language” was performed by Old Slavic language and Latin.
Slavic languages are divided into three groups: East Slavic, West Slavic and South Slavic.
Ukrainian and Russian languages belong to the East group. There are still debates what is more important of these languages. May Ukrainian language be considered as a separate one or only as a Russian dialect?
It is hard to say which language is more important. But the fact that Ukrainian language is not a dialect is clear.
Significant influence on Ukrainian language development had Slavic, Polish, Russian, and (strange fact) Latin languages.
Modern literary Ukrainian language was formed in the first half of XIX century. Then, upon Russian Empire dominance, Ukrainian was gradually eradicated. Such discrimination is continued until the revolution. But now Ukrainian language, despite all the political strife, has worthy place in the world.
Modern Russian language is connected to the Common Slavonic, which is separated from the Indo-European family. Huge role in raising of Russian language “prestige” was played a M.V. Lomonosov. He created the first “Russian grammar”, invented and introduced such scientific terms as atmosphere, electricity, degrees, thermometer, fabric etc. He also restricted the use of old Slavic words. Shortly, he ennobled Russian language, gave it completely different look in the eyes of world public opinion.
XIX was the century of Russian language prosperity. Even the enormous popularity of French could not prevent the development of the great and powerful language of Pushkin and Lermontov. Generally, the fate of Russian language is extremely happy and serene. It survived the centuries of war and revolution.
At the moment, the Russian language is one of the official US languages and even the spread of English may not have global impact on its status.

 

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