Russian & other Slavic languages: Cyrillic script

martinemussies

Senior Member
the Netherlands ~ Dutch.
Hi everybody !! :D

Since I'm studying Russian, I'm very interested in other Slavic languages too. What are the differences in the Cyrillics between Serbian/Bulgarian/Ukrainian and Russian? I know for example that Urainian uses an "I" in the name of their capital. :) Love to know more about this! x Martine.
 
  • Jana337

    Senior Member
    čeština
    martinemussies said:
    Hi everybody !! :D

    Since I'm studying Russian, I'm very interested in other Slavic languages too. What are the differences in the Cyrillics between Serbian/Bulgarian/Ukrainian and Russian? I know for example that Urainian uses an "I" in the name of their capital. :) Love to know more about this! x Martine.
    But so does Russian, doesn't it? Киев Do you want to imply that there is a distinction between the Russian and the Ukrainian spelling of Kiev? :confused:

    Edit: Sorry, of course there is - I checked it: It is Київ in Ukrainian. I had no idea. :eek:

    Jana
     

    martinemussies

    Senior Member
    the Netherlands ~ Dutch.
    Hi Jana !! :D

    Wow, you are soooooo fast in responding! Love that :)
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe in Ukrainian it's Київ
    and this "ji" (I with 'points' above it) doesn't exist in Russian.
    Also, in Russian the є sounds like an "è" and not like "je" (that
    would be the letter "e"). Hoping for some natives to reply.... :D

    POKA, Martine. x
     

    Jana337

    Senior Member
    čeština
    martinemussies said:
    Hi Jana !! :D

    Wow, you are soooooo fast in responding!
    Scroll up to see that I am also fast at editing my nonsense. ;)
    Love that :)
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe in Ukrainian it's Київ
    and this "ji" (I with 'points' above it) doesn't exist in Russian.
    Well, apparently yes (I didn't know!).
    Also, in Russian the є sounds like an "è" and not like "je" (that
    would be the letter "e").
    This I know, so I gladly confirm.

    This table is cool - you can click on individual letters to read about their usage in Slavic languages.

    ПOКA!

    Jana
     

    MindStorm

    Member
    Russia, russian
    Uhm, i dont get it. I know all the 33 letters of russian alphabet, but there is no letter є among them. there is a letter э =) Otherwise, i'm stupid =)
     

    Tobycek

    Senior Member
    England, English
    I know that Bulgarian doesn't use the sound ы, and only very rarely uses the softener ь - that's usually how I can tell them apart...
     

    martinemussies

    Senior Member
    the Netherlands ~ Dutch.
    MindStorm said:
    Uhm, i dont get it. I know all the 33 letters of russian alphabet, but there is no letter є among them. there is a letter э =) Otherwise, i'm stupid =)

    Hi MindStorm! :D
    Of course you are right, apologies. I'm dyslectic (is that the correct
    spelling? ;)) so I often turn letters... haha. Thank you for correcting
    me! ПOКA, Martine.
     
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