all slavic languages

  1. J

    Aspects across Slavic languages

    Although the formation and uses of aspects in different Slavic languages has a great deal of similarity, I have detected cases in which an imperfective in Russian does not necessarily mean an imperfective in Czech or Polish or a perfective in Russian would not be the case in Czech and Polish...
  2. B

    All Slavic languages: Collective plural

    Hello all, There is a group of words that really fascinates me in Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian, and I am interested if something close exists in other Slavic languages. It is nouns that look more or less like ordinry neuter nouns in the singular (they do take an extra syllable in the oblique cases...
  3. venenum

    All Slavic languages: male vs. female surnames

    Hi there! Jana's answer to a question concerning a Chech surname made me wonder: In Croatian, we don't distinguish between male and female surnames, meaning that a brother and a sister have exactly the same surname - concerning form and pronunciation. Jana's explanation triggered a...
  4. A

    Type in any Slavic languages and more

    I've been using SC Unipad tool and I like it more and more after discovering more features. I thought I 'd share with you since you can type in the word processor and paste into the forum in any Slavic languages and more (I used it for Arabic but there are a couple of little problems with it...
  5. Thomas1

    All Slavic languages: Plastic bag with a logo

    I was thinking about this particular word sincewe have something like that in Polish reklamówka a derivative of reklamy--Russian рекламы; basically, it means a plastic bag that you can put in, for instance, your grocery but when I analized the meaning deeply I think it was supposed to signify a...
  6. D

    All Slavic languages: False friends

    False friends is very "deep" subject in slavic languages: For example Polish: "Poprawić" - means to improve Chechs: "Popravit" - means to spoil Polish: "Szukać" - to find Chechs: "Sukat" - to fuck Polish: "Ja wolę" - I prefer Serbian: "Ja volim" - I love Polish: "Spawanie" - welding...
  7. Maja

    All Slavic languages: Slang

    I was thinking about slang and how it affects our everyday speech. I use some expression so naturally, that when I am in a conversation with some elderly person, I have to try real hard to find a substitute for them. Does this happen to you too? I guess that every town, city, area, country...
  8. G

    All Slavic languages: Pitch accent

    I know that pitch accent is only presented in Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian. Does it also exist in standard Slovenian or any other Slavic languages or any dialects? I've already mentioned this in another thread but I prefer to have a separate one for this question. In Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian there...
  9. G

    All Slavic languages: A suggestion for all natives

    Moderator edit: You may vote even if you are not a native of any Slavic language. Just a suggestion. As many of you are slavic speakers... why don't you write your posts both in english and in your native language in this thread or other threads that deal with slavic languages? We would learn...
  10. G

    Slavic Languages Forum - to split or not to split

    I know that there cannot be a separate forum for each Slavic Language but would it be possible to have at least West, East and South Slavic Languages Fora? Regards, Goran
  11. Maja

    All Slavic languages: Thessalonica, Vienna, Beijing and other geographical names

    It is really strange that in Serbian, we call Thessalonica "Solun/Солун", Vienna "Beč/Беч" and Beijing "Peking/Пекинг" when it is clear that the original names of those cities are different, as well as the English version. I was wondering if this is the case with other Slavic languages, and if...
  12. Barboncino

    All Slavic Languages: Shortcut

  13. Maja

    All Slavic languages: Kinship

    I was answering thread named "marriage relations", and I saw that Russians have similar names for relatives to does that we have in Serbian and I was wondering if that is the case with other Slavic languages? Thank you all in advance!
  14. janecito

    All Slavic languages: Cyrillic > Latin Script

    I was just wondering... what transcription system (u.e. system of transcrabing cyrillic into latin alphabet) is used in your country? This is the one I was taught at school and we were told that kind of "Slavic" transcription. I know that in English speaking countries they use a diferent...
  15. W

    All Slavic languages: Choice of a language to learn

    Hello. I am going to try to learn a slavic language. I already know cyrillc, so this is not a problem. Which is easiest out of: Polish Ukrainian Czech Duzhe Djakuju!
  16. Whodunit

    All Slavic languages: Respublika vs. Republika

    Hi, :) do you have a good (etymological) explanation why some languages have chosen the version with an "s" and some haven't? If this is not a Slavic-only issue, we should move it to the Other Languages forum. :) example: (CZ/SK) Česká republika (PL) Republika Czeska (BU/SR) Чешка република...
  17. J

    All Slavic languages: clitics

    Do other Slavic languages (Southern maybe?) use clitics in the same way as Macedonian? I know that Polish, Russian, and Czech don't. Macedonian: Мамата им ја чита кннигата на децата. (Mamata im ja čita knigata na decata.), in which им is a dative plural clitic agreeing with на децата and ја is...
  18. cyanista

    Russian: Transliteration in other languages

    Split from here Allow me to disagree with your correction. The sentence was meant for an Italian speaker and transliterated correspondingly. An Italian would read "rasa" as [raza] which is the correct pronunciation. "raza" would be read as [ratsa] and this is not how it should be pronounced...
  19. nestinari

    All Slavic languages: e-mail / e-book

    Hi there. :) I'm making a research about the use of the ''e-terms'' in all Slavic languages. I'm particularly interested in these two words, e-mail and e-book - how are they spelled in your language? In Bulgarian e-mail is officially registered as /úмейл/. (even if the English word is also...
  20. N

    All Slavic languages: Do they all sound the same?

    Everyone says they do I've only heard Russian and Slovenian They sound alike
  21. P

    All Slavic languages: to be or not to be

    Hello everyone, I was wondering about the use of the verb "to be" in various slavic languages. Specifically when used in a sentence like: "I am a student" or "She is very hungry" In Russian the use of "to be" in these cases is essentially gone. You would say "Я студент" or "Она очень голодная"...
  22. C

    All Slavic languages: definiteness with adjectives

    IMHO every Slavic language have short (nominal) and complex forms of adjectives. In Czech we use: mlád, mláda, mládo (short forms) or mladý < mladъjь < mladъ + jь mladá < mladaja < mlada + ja mladé < mladoje < mlado + je The Czech complex forms evolved from the nominal forms and the...
  23. natasha2000

    All Slavic languages: Articles

    Hello, In another thread, a forero said that Macedonian and Bulgarian have articles. Since forero who claimed that doesn't have neither Macedonian nor Bulgarian in his profile as languages he speaks, I am a little bit suspicious, considering that as far as I know, no Slavic language has...
  24. X

    Slavic languages similarities

    Ok, I was reading the mutual intelligibility thread (wont let me post link) and wanted to try and get a concensus (or line-up) as to which Slavic languages are the most closely related to each other. Now I know they have the separations of east, west, and south when it comes to these language...
  25. V

    All Slavic languages: How to pronounce palatized consonants?

    Hello everyone, I'm asking this question in the Slavic section because most Slavic languages seem to have palatized consonants, even though non-Slavic languages like Magyar and Japanese seem to have them too. I was wondering if someone could tell me by either showing me a diagram or a series...
  26. cyanista

    All Slavic languages: when hell freezes over

    Inspired by a similar thread in the German forum I would like to ask what expressions your language has to express the idea of the day that will never come. -Will you go out with me? -Yeah, wenn hell freezes over. The Russians have "после дождика в четверг" (when it rains on Thursday). I've...
  27. T

    All Slavic languages: Keyboard settings

    Is there any way to type Polish on a keyboard, if the keyboard in possession is a standard QWERTY model in the United States?
  28. Thomas1

    All Slavic languages: heel

    Hi, I was wondering what do you call hell (first/last slice of bread) in your Slavic language? If a litteral translation is possible it would be appreciated too. :) In Polish it's: piętka - little heel dupka - little ass przylepka - little sticker Any Polish foreros who know of different...
  29. V

    Slavic languages: yes

    I am from Macedonia and macedonian word for "yes" is: "da" I know that it's the same in most of the slavic languages but there is a macedonian dialect spoken in southern macedonia where people use "ya" instead "da" I know that "ya" is used allso in some of the slavic languages too. Is it...
  30. Just_Wil

    All Slavic languages: Come to daddy

    How do you say "come to daddy" in slavic languages, it's a silly question, but I'd really like to know. Thanks! :)
  31. Jana337

    All Slavic languages: Comrade

    Hello, :) In this thread, a Polish forera had difficulty understanding the Czech/Slovak word that communists use(d) for their fellow party members. I realized that I have no clue what the word is in other Slavic languages (just in Russian). So, could you please tell me a) the word (both m and...
  32. übermönch

    All Slavic languages: Borrowings of Slavic origin in other languages

    the only two i can think of is "robot" (from czech) and "Yoghurt", can you think of more? t'should b everyday language words, thus words like perestroika or bolshevik don't count.
  33. Marijka

    All Slavic Languages: nuts - фъстък, arašidi, kikiriki

    I came across the following words for peanuts ( on packaging of chocolate bar :)) : kikiriki - in Serbian & Bosnian (at least I think so, the letters are so small, that I'm not sure about the languages) фъстък - in Bulgarian arašidi - in Slovenian I found it interesting. I would understand if...
  34. Seana

    All Slavic languages: diminutives in general

    Hello I have decided to initiate this thread about diminutives (exclusive of the names) because when I am writing in English, lack those deminutives distorts a sence of my sentence in many cases at all. Referring for instance my speech or informal letter are stiff and pompous. Unfortunately...
  35. A

    All Slavic languages: bull in a china shop

    Does anyone know how does it go the Croatian expression / idiom for "bull in a china shop" hvala Anna
  36. Tchesko

    All Slavic languages: Tak

    Hi all, Does the word tak mean anything in your languages? I'm asking this because a friend of mine suggested she could recognize Czech speakers easily - since they use "tak" every 2 seconds or so, all you have to do is listen... She is right - we use tak pretty often. It has various...
  37. Jana337

    East Slavic languages: Spelling reforms - shedding Russian (Soviet?) influences?

    First off, we've had a successful thread on spelling refoms, but East Slavic langauges didn't feature there. This question was triggered by Krossaffschcheg who mentioned that "i" was dropped from the Russian language after 1917. I didn't know there used to be an "i" in Russian. :o But this...
  38. D

    All Slavic languages: Months

    In some of the languages of the western Slavic countries (Poland, Czechy, Slovakia -- postscript: I have seen that the Slovaks use the Latin names, and that the Ukrainians use nature names -- and Croatian) months are named for seasonal features. Some of the names don't match between languages...
  39. D

    All Slavic languages: Kraj

    Right now there is a thread in which it has come to light that 'jagoda' means strawberry to most Slavs, but it means blueberry to Poles. This reminds me that in Russian and Ukrainian, 'kraj' means "border", but it means something like "homeland" in Polish. (In World War 2, the Poles called...
  40. Musique

    All Slavic Languages: Excuse me?

    Greetings, I would like to know how to say "Excuse me?" in all of the Slavic languages. Like you didn't hear something. Thank you for your time, Musique
  41. O

    Artificial Slavic languages

    Did you know that a language called 'Slovio' has been created by a Slovak linguist called Mark Hucko to help Slavic speakers intercommunicate? It is derived from proto-Slavic, the ancient common ancestor of all Slavic languages. You can read about 'Slovio' in Wikipedia and there is a link to the...
  42. K

    All Slavic languages: Peace, svet, mir

    + in russian "svet" also means "light" :) [свет] = light = world world = [мир] [мир] = peace That trouble because after 1917 year from russian alphabeth dropped letter "i". :)) before 1917 [мир] = "peace", but [мiр] = "world" => Tolstoy's "War and Peace" translated wrong. Rightly is "War and...
  43. Jagoda

    All Slavic languages: Jagoda, jahoda, strawberry, blueberry

    Jagoda = Blueberry ;)
  44. Suane

    All Slavic languages: Easy and difficult ones

    What do you think in general, what language is for you the easiest one to study? Or what languages are common in your country to study? And according to your opinion what slavic language is relatively the easiest one to understant for all slavic nations without previous studying? And what slavic...
  45. C

    All Slavic languages: Difficulties with azbuka

    Hi, Please allow me to disagree with this statement !!! I think people with "latin" alphabet more often get cofused when learning another "latin" foreign language, especially with the pronounciation of similar letters and so on, and that reflects the way they write too...People with...
  46. T

    All Slavic languages: "Ř" versus "Rz" etc.

    Hello, friends!/ Ahoj, děcka! I have one question which I am sure some of You could me help with. We Czechs tend to be proud of our unique sound of "ř", which is - as world´s rarest consonant - mentioned also in Guiness Book of Records.But, of course, Poles have their "rz", which sounds very...
  47. O

    All Slavic languages: Sibilants

    Hi. I would like to know which Slavic languages distinguish between apical and laminal sibilants. According to the Wikipedia, it seems that Serbian and Croatian do. How phonemically relevant is the distinction (i.e., are there many minimal pairs of words that distinguish themselves only in...
  48. S

    All Slavic languages: Neutral gender

    Hi all, I was wondering if the Slavic languages have a neuter gender like english or are they like french with just 2 genders. Also, do the adjectives need to agree with the noun in terms of gender and number? And are there differences within the various Slavic languages in these regards? I have...
  49. cyanista

    All Slavic languages: No man can kill me!

    This is taken from "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (the film, not the book). If you remember, the Witch-king - the greatest of the Nazgul - utters these words shortly before being killed by a woman.:) Eowen says in return: "I'm no man" and pierces him with her sword. It's all...
  50. Thomas1

    All Slavic languages: ли, li, -li

    I was reading an article about the stress in Russian language (which is quite complicated) which says that ‘ли’ clitic is never stressed and encountered such sentences: 1 Не знаете ли Вы, когда будет электричка? 2. Хочешь ли ты пойти на выставку? 3. Женя спрашивает, будешь ли ты на...