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  Bosnian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The language is used by Bosniaks in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the region of Sandžak (in Serbia and Montenegro) and elsewhere.
The irony of the Bosnian language is that its speakers are, on the level of colloquial idiom, more linguistically homogenous than either Serbs or Croats, but failed, due to historical reasons, to standardize their language in the crucial 19th century.
This distinction and official recognition of the Bosnian language is further acknowledged by signatures of the former presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Alija Izetbegović), Croatia (Franjo Tuđman) and Serbia (Slobodan Milošević).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bosnian_language   (1029 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Bosnian language is one of the standard written versions of the Central South Slavic diasystem, which is the commonly accepted name among Bosniak and Croat linguists, although, due to various reasons, the designation Serbo-Croatian language still predominates in majority of countries outsied of former Yugoslavia.
The language is used primarily by Bosniaks in Bosnia and Herzegovina and elsewhere.
The irony of Bosnian language is that its speakers, Bosnian Muslims or Bosniaks, are, on the level of colloquial idiom, more linguistically homogenous than either Serbs or Croats, but have failed, due to historical reasons, to standardize their language in the crucial 19th century.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/bosnian_language.html   (382 words)

Bosnian belongs to the South Slavic group of the Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family.
Bosnian is the language of the Bosniaks, or the Bosnian Muslims.
Bosnian is considered to be a Category II language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/bosnian.html   (1239 words)

 Montenegrin language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the last census in 2003, 21.53% of the population of Montenegro declared that Montenegrin is their native language, while 63.5% of the population declared that Serbian language is their mother tongue.
However, there are significant differences between the three: while Croatian and Bosnian are standard languages and official languages, there is no accepted standard for Montenegrin and it is not official anywhere (the official language of the Republic of Montenegro is still Serbian), although this is likely to change now Montenegro has regained its independence.
The chief proponent of Montenegrin is Zagreb-educated dr Vojislav Nikčević, professor at the Department of Language and Literature at the University of Montenegro and the head of the Institute for Montenegrin Language in the capital Podgorica.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Montenegrin_language   (1120 words)

 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page
As a result, the Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian official languages as they exist today are based on distinct dialects and are written with two different alphabets, although because of their close similarity, some still consider the languages as a unit called ‘Serbo-Croatian’.
Bosnian has pitch accent, meaning that the vowel of the syllable which could be considered the stressed syllable in each word is accented with either a rising pitch or falling pitch.
Bosnian writers and grammarians only began to standardize Bosnian at the beginning of the twentieth century, and to this day there is some disagreement over which features make up the official Bosnian language.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /Profile.aspx?LangID=189&menu=004   (1132 words)

 Bosnian language
The Bosnian language is one of the standard written versions of the Serbo-Croatian language, used primarily in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The name for the language is fairly recent (from the early 1990s) and is a controversial issue.
The language is based on the Western variant of the Shtokavian dialect and uses both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabet.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/bo/Bosnian_language.html   (94 words)

 BBC Education - Languages
One of the Southern Slavonic languages, Bosnian is most closely related to Serbian, Croatian and Slovene.
Due to the Balkan conflict, the different national groups established their own official languages, and the term Bosnian is used to describe the official language of Bosnia-Hercegovina.
Bosnian is written in Latin script, but it can also be seen written in the Cyrillic alphabet.
www.bbc.co.uk /languages/european_languages/languages/bosnian.shtml   (115 words)

 Bosnian Translation Services - Translators English/Bosnian
Bosnian to English Translations - Experienced bi-lingual translators and proofreaders with extensive experience and a confirmed ability to translate effectively from the Bosnian language.
Bosnian is one of the major, standardized forms of the diasystem once known as Serbo-Croatian.
Bosnian is used primarily by Bosniaks from the Bosnia and Herzegovina region of Eastern Europe.
www.greentranslations.com /bosnian-translation.html   (268 words)

 Edge Translation
Spoken in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Bosnian language is one of the standard versions of the central south Slavic dialect based on the Shtokavian dialect primarily used in the region of Sandzak.
Standard Bosnian, based on the Shtokavian and Ijekavian pronunciation, is the official language, along with Serbian and Croatian, of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnian has a large number of loanwords from Arabic, Turkish, and Farsi due to the Bosnians' affiliation with the Islamic world.
www.edgetranslation.net /bosnian1.htm   (322 words)

 Robert J. Shea
I similarly understood that Bosnians near the border of Serbia to the south and east spoke Bosnian with Serbian influences or what she called Bosnian-Serbian, all of which suggests the existence of a narrow dialect continuum across Bosnia.
Bosnian is spoken as it is written, so there some Bosnians might have problems with our many allophones as well as with our spellings containing silent letters.
She also could not see any differences between Bosnians and Americans in the amount of touching and physical contact or in the degree of "personal space" or physical proximity between speakers that is considered acceptable.
www.serve.com /shea/kimshea.htm   (3055 words)

 Learn Bosnian Online - Write or Speak in Bosnian Language Exchange
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Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
Add your profile to the language exchange community and let others contact you to for language exchange learning.
www.mylanguageexchange.com /Learn/Bosnian.asp   (972 words)

 bosnian refugees
The Bosnian population has traditionally been more mixed than other Balkan countries (40% Serb, 38% Muslim, and 22% Croatian), with the capital, Sarajevo, seeming at one time to be a model of religious and ethnic tolerance.
The language of Bosnia is Serbo-Croatian (Bosnians now refer to their language as Bosnian), and many people also speak German, English, or another second language.
Bosnian women, for example, tend to be less intent on maintaining extreme modesty and are more willing to report gynecological problems than women from some other groups.
www3.baylor.edu /~Charles_Kemp/bosnian_refugees.htm   (1326 words)

 Hrvatska Rijec: It is greater genocide to refer to Bosniak language as Bosnian, 3/25/00
If Bosniaks-Muslims wish to call their language Bosnian language they have the right to do so; similarly we have the right to call their language Bosniak language since our names for almost all languages are based on the name of the nation using that language.
When someone refers to the language as Bosnian language it receives connotations of for example Swiss language, and we all know that such a language does not exist, just as there is no Yugoslav language.
Arif Purivatra, the president of the Council of the Congress of Bosniak Intellectuals, recently stated that it is genocide to refer to the Bosnian language as the Bosniak language.
www.ex-yupress.com /hrvrijec/hrvrijec6.html   (2222 words)

 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:SRC
Between the 14th and 15th editions this language code was retired from use.
The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
Macedonian and Montenegrin are ethnic minorities speaking varieties of this language.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=SRC   (281 words)

 Bosnian translation, English to Bosnian translation, Bosnian to English translation, Bosnian web site translation, ...
Whether you are a Bosnian company hoping to break into the English speaking market or you have a product to sell to Bosnia, WTB Language Group can help you.
They have in-depth understanding of the subject matter and solid mastering of the Bosnian language including its spelling, grammar, and cultural appropriateness.
Having your website available in the Bosnian language will widen your readership and drastically improve the effectiveness of your marketing messages.
www.wintranslation.com /languages/bosnian.html   (332 words)

The Magasine insists on Bosnian language in the education at all levels, specially in the areas where Bosniaks make the majority.
Despite all difficulties and resistance they encountered, Bosniaks managed to get satisfaction when Bosnian language was accepted as one of the languages of legislative and legal documents at the level of Kosovo, and when it was recognised as official language in Prizren and Peć.
Special attention is paid to Goranians (population of the area of Gora); the magasine stands for the view that they are originally Bosniaks, although they themselves have a number of diverse interpretations of their own identity.
www.mediaonline.ba /en/?ID=230   (1102 words)

 languagehat.com: "BOSNIAN" IN NOVI PAZAR.
Introduction of the classes is seen as a victory for the mountainous region's Muslim minority, which argues that the local language was eroded by the education system and bureaucracy in Belgrade, which were dominated by Orthodox Serbs who speak a different dialect with its own accent.
"Language defines the identity of a people," said Zekerija Dugopoljac, the director of education for the Bosnian National Council, the official body that represents Muslim Slavs in Serbia and Montenegro.
But again, I think it's not the name that's offensive, it's the idea that is, namely that the languages in question are essentially the same language (and could easily enough be united in a common literary standard that still allowed for and respected regionalisms).
www.languagehat.com /archives/001764.php   (2984 words)

 Bosnian language resources
Bosnian is spoken on a daily basis in: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden
The Bosnian language has a number of orientalisms not found in the neighboring languages, but their presence in the literary language is...
Bosnian Peace Accord: Model for Success In early June, I led a Congressional delegation to Bosnia-Herzegovina to assess the current conditions of the country and observe the impact of the reduction...
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Bosnian.html   (1481 words)

 Bosnian Language
Bosnian Language Enriched by: Rich in loan words, not only from other European languages but also from Turkish, Arabic, and Persian.
Bosnian Standardization Efforts: In the 19th century to regularize spelling and the phonetic connection between spelling and pronunciation.
Modern Bosnian: The pronunciation of vowels varies with the length and the tonal accent or pitch.
www.online-languagetranslators.com /bosnian_language.htm   (225 words)

 Bosnian Translation Service - English to Bosnian Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
You probably don't speak Bosnian yourself, so there are a few questions you'll need to consider when choosing a translation company.
Language is a living thing it develops and changes constantly.
To ensure our translators keep abreast of the language our Bosnian translators live in-county and translate into their mother tongue.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/bosnian_translation.shtml   (456 words)

 Language Reference Guide For Bosnian
Cases: There are seven cases of nouns according to the Latin language and a further one for Bosnian.
The Bosnian language (bosanski jezik) is one of the standard written versions of the Central South Slavic diasystem, formerly known as Serbo-Croatian.
The constitution of Republika Srpska, where the language is also official, refers to the language as "Language spoken by Bosniaks", as does the government of Serbia.
www.translationdirectory.com /article626.htm   (572 words)

Croatian belongs to the South Slavic group of the Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family.
The complex dialect picture of Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian is shared by all the languages.
Croatian is considered to be a Category II language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/croatian.html   (1218 words)

 Bosnian Translation Software - Dictionary Software for Bosnian -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
If you are a student of languages, a businessperson dealing with Bosnian partners, or a frequent traveler to the Bosnia, this comprehensive package will cover your needs in a convenient and cost-efficient way.
Bosnian for Pocket PC is part of a unique suite of language solutions for Pocket PC that incorporates advanced speech technology letting your mobile device speak English!
Bosnian for Windows is part of a unique suite of language learning applications for your PC.
www.lingvosoft.com /Bosnian-items   (833 words)

 Visit Bosnia and Visoko and see first European Pyramid...
The town remains quiet but the growing interest in the nearby Pyramid of the Sun is likely to drive a burgeoning tourist industry.
Visoko means "high place" in the Bosnian language.
It is an attractive town with beautiful houses and traces remain of the old Ottoman Empire, with Austrian influences.
www.bosnianpyramid.com /index_files/HowToGetHere.HTML   (439 words)

 In the Aftermath of Yugoslavia's Collapse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Herzegovina-type (Neo-_tokavian/ijekavian) dialect for the new literary language.
language unity in the 1990s and the emergence of several successor languages.
that the administrative language in Montenegro is the language with the ijekavian pronunciation.
www.unc.edu /courses/2001fall/slav/075/aftermath.htm   (6095 words)

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