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  Serbian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Serbian language is one of the standard versions of the Štokavian dialect, used primarily in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and by Serbs everywhere.
Standard Serbian is based on Štokavian dialect, and it accepts both ekavian (spoken mostly in Serbia) and ijekavian (spoken in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia) pronunciation.
Two Serbian words that are used in many of the world's languages are vampire and slivovitz (though the etymology and origin of the word vampire is disputed [1], and both words are common in many Slavic languages).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Serbian_language   (1502 words)

 Cyrillic alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The layout of the alphabet is derived from the early Cyrillic alphabet, itself a derivative of the Glagolitic alphabet, a ninth century uncial cursive usually credited to two brothers from Thessaloniki, Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius.
The theory is supported by the fact that the Cyrillic alphabet almost completely replaced the Glagolitic in northeastern Bulgaria as early as the end of the tenth century, whereas the Ohrid Literary School—where Saint Clement worked—continued to use the Glagolitic until the twelfth century.
The alphabet was disseminated along with the Old Church Slavonic liturgical language, and the alphabet used for modern Church Slavonic language in Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic rites still resembles early Cyrillic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Serbian_Cyrillic   (3250 words)

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Serbian ancestors, Protoslavs and Old Serbs, were described in the 5th century BC by Herodotus, under the names of Neuri and Budini, living north of the Danube in the region between Dniepar and north-eastern Carpathian Mountains.
Serbian language is a very developed language (more than 800,000 words) with rich and detailed grammar (nine kinds of words, seven cases, three genders of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, and precise expressions for active and passive states or the times of action).
Serbian settlements are very varied, because of the natural and geographic conditions, as well as the social, economic, and historical differences in the development of particular areas.
serbianlinks.freehosting.net /serbs.htm   (7573 words)

The Cyrillic alphabet (along with the Latin alphabet, which was adopted in Catholic areas) was reformed by linguists in the 19th century to create a one-to-one correspondence between the language's sounds and letters as well as a one-to-one correspondence between the symbols in the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets.
The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet was revised by Vuk Stefanović Karadžić in the 19th century.
The Croatian Latin alphabet was revised shortly afterwards by Ljudevit Gaj who added five extra symbols to the standard Latin alphabet by borrowing letters from Czech and Polish, and inventing the digraphs "lj", "nj" and ";" for phonemes represented by single letters in the Cyrillic alphabet.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/bosnian.html   (1239 words)

 Carl Savich | Columns | serbianna.com
Serbian guerrilla activity in eastern Bosnia was threatening the stability of the German occupation and undermining the NDH regime.
In the Serbian town of Kravica north of Srebrenica, the Muslim authorities prevented the Serbian Orthodox population from opening a school and restricted the size of the Orthodox Church to a small size meant to humiliate the Serbian population.
Nevertheless, the Serbian population of eastern Bosnia was depopulated/decimated and the remaining population traumatized.
www.serbianna.com /columns/savich/049.html   (8070 words)

 [Project Rastko] THE HISTORY OF SERBIAN CULTURE - Pavle Ivic: Standard language as an instrument of culture and the ...
His book, A Serbian Dictionary, with a section on grammar was published in 1818, and it laid the foundations for a new type of literary language whose roots were in the speech of country folk and not urban dwellers.
The influence of the priesthood in Serbian society was on the decline, and on Austrian soil the advances in education broadened the group of those interested in the democratization of culture.
The main difference between the Serbian and Croatian variants of the literary language is the greater willingness of Serbian to take in a foreign word, while the tendency in Croatian is to translate it with a neologism.
www.rastko.org.yu /isk/pivic-standard_language.html   (4708 words)

 SERBIAN LANGUAGE - THEORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Serbian Cyrillic script differs slightly from the rest of the Slavic Cyrillic scripts, while its Latin script is the same as the one used in Croatian and Bosnian language.
Standard Serbian language in Serbia is written in Cyrillic, and the use of Latin script is allowed; while in Montenegro both Cyrillic and Latin are used as official alphabets of standard Serbian language.
Serbian is spoken in the shtokavian dialect (I’ll refer to it as ‘štokavski’ further in the text).
www.phrasebase.com /forum/read.php?TID=6517   (1230 words)

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In the final decades of the eighteenth century and early decades of the nineteenth century, the foundation for a new Serbian culture and literature was being laid: schools were founded, compendiums of the basic scientific disciplines were written, and new literary genres were introduced (novels, drama, essays, various poetic forms).
Serbian folk songs were translated into many languages, illustrious authors (like Goethe, for example) wrote about them, and they were the object of imitation in many languages.
Serbian Romanticism was, as in the rest of Europe, predominantly lyrical.
www.suc.org /culture/history/Hist_Serb_Culture/chl/Old_Literature.html   (6398 words)

Serbian and Croatian are generally considered one language, combined under the single term Serbo-Croatian.
The Serbs, however, call their language Serbian, and being of Eastern Orthodox religious persuasion, write it in a modified form of the Cyrillic alphabet.
For each Cyrillic letter in the Serbian alphabet there is a corresponding Roman letter in the Croatian alphabet.
lakrabo.tripod.com /serbo.htm   (124 words)

 Key Points in Serbia-Montenegro Deal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Without Montenegrins, the Serbian Orthodox Church would have been beheaded when its Patriarchy was destroyed by Turks in the city of Pech, in Kosovo, in the 17th century as a reprisal for Serbian uprisings.
With the alphabet as is today, with soft yer and a yat, Serbian would be 98% phonetic (vice 99%), and it would have been preserved as a unified language with one alphabet, characteristic of Serbs as a nation.
I also think Serbian schools owe it to their children to teach them the old azbuka just so they can read some of the works older than those printed after Vuk's reforms took hold, rather than being told what they were all about.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/646794/posts   (2606 words)

 Bosnian, Croatian & Serbian Tutorial
Serbian is spoken in Serbia and in some parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
The Serbian language is written with the Cyrillic alphabet, but Croatian and Bosnian are written with the Latin alphabet.
Another main difference between Serbian and Croatian is the use of "da." Sentences in Serbian using a conjugated verb and an infinitive will have da between them, but sentences in Croatian just use the conjugated verb and infinitive together.
www.ielanguages.com /croatian.html   (1623 words)

 Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian languages, alphabets and pronunciation
Serbian (Српски), Croatian (Hrvatski) and Bosnian (Bosanski) are closely related Southern Slavonic languages formerly known collectively as Serbo-Croat.
The Serbs aligned themselves with Constantinople and the Eastern Orthodox church and adopted the Cyrillic alphabet though also use the Latin alphabet, while the Croats favoured the Roman Catholic church and the Glagolitic alphabet.
The Latin alphabet was gradually adopted by the Croats, though they continued to use Glagolitic for religious writings until the 19th century.
www.omniglot.com /writing/serbo-croat.htm   (441 words)

 TOB - Population - Language & Alphabet - Culture & Education
The languages and alphabets of the ethnic minorities are in use in the areas they live in.
Belgrade is the capital of Serbian culture, education and science.
Among them are the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, established in 1886 as the Serbian Royal Academy; the National Library of Serbia, founded in 1832; the National Museum, founded in 1841 and the National Theater, founded in 1869.
www.tob.co.yu /english/korisne/stan-jez-kult.html   (328 words)

 Wikijunior Languages/Serbian - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
It is also possible to write Serbian using the letters of the Roman alphabet, which are used in English too, and many Serbs do so.
Serbian linguist Vuk Stefanović Karadžić is considered the "father" of modern literary language.
Though the Serbian language is very flexible and ever-changing, Vuk’s language stays the base and the standard of the classic style.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Wikijunior_Languages/Serbian   (1034 words)

 serbian and croatian forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian belong to the South Slavic Language group (as well as Slovenian, Macedonian and Bulgarian)...and are the three closest languages (during the existence of Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia commonly called Serbo-Croatian)
Hard to say...well, the fact is, you have a lot of people who were born and lived a big part of their life in what was once called Yugoslavia, so some of them might decide to still call the language Serbo-Croatian.
Serbian word for a bookstore is different than the one for the library => bookstore = knjižara, and that form is used both in Serbia and in Montenegro.
www.phrasebase.com /forum/read.php?TID=8528   (1092 words)

 Croatia: Myth and Reality
But Serbian is written with the Cyrillic or Russian alphabet and Croatian is written with the Latin alphabet.
In 1918 when the Serbian Army first occupied Croatia, one of its first tasks was to rip down every road sign, every railway station sign, every post office sign written in Croatian and replace them with signs in Serbian.
Serbian has been used for political ends as a cohesive force within the "nation-state" of Yugoslavia.
users.teledisnet.be /web/nno17565/myth/midi01.htm   (682 words)

 Overview of the Serbian Language to Help You Learn Serbian
Serbian speakers in other areas east of the Drina river use the Ijekavian dialect, while Ekavski dialect can be heard to the west.
The official Serbian alphabet is a Cyrillic alphabet, similar to the alphabet used in Russian but not identical.
Serbian is a southern Slavonic language, and as such has many words with native Slavic roots.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/Serbian/overview.htm   (583 words)

 Serbian Orthodox Church (Serbia and Montenegro)
The flag of the Serbian Orthodox Church is the Serbian tricolor with a golden cross and four elements called očilo.
Every word in that sentence begins with the letter S; in Cyrillic alphabet letter S is С;, and there comes the explanation why there are four C's in the Serbian coat of arms.
The Serbian coat of arms represents a reminder for a need for Serbian people to unite with the cause to preserve their heritage and nationhood.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/rel-soch.html   (497 words)

 Amazon.ca: Teach Yourself Serbian Complete Course (book only): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
This means that Serbian has the upper hand in courses at the moment, because now that there is a need for courses in the language publishers go for completely new courses.
Modern Serbian uses both, and this course give all words in both alphabeths in the first three lessons, then Cyrillic in every second chapter and Latin in the other.
Teach Yourself Serbian is one of the exceptions, it is long enough to provide space for needed explanations and for a useful vocabulary that will take you far.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0071420290   (1042 words)

 Serbian Language Schools & Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Serbian language is one of the standard versions of the Štokavian dialect (former standard was known as Serbo-Croatian language).
Serbian is used primarily in Serbia and Montenegro, Republika Srpska and by Serbs everywhere.
The Serbian alphabet is very consistent: one letter per sound with an insignificant number of exceptions.
www.cactuseducation.com /languages/serbian.php   (127 words)

 YugoUK.co.uk - Language / Jezik
Serbian language was one language with Croatian until recently, and is in the of south Slavonik languages.
Letters in Serbian do not have suitable names like in other languages, but are named after their pronounciation: A,B,C...
It is considered nowadays that Serbian alphabet is one of the most sophisticated and easiest to learn of all alphabets in the world.
www.yugouk.co.uk /culture_language.php   (1252 words)

 Language Reference Guide For Serbian
However, there is a general misconception with regard to the use of the Latin alphabet.
In Serbian everything is written exactly as it is pronounced, and read exactly the way it is written.
Serbian is spoken/used in the following countries: Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and by minorities in Austria, Hungary, Albania, Italy, Romania and elsewhere.
www.translationdirectory.com /article900.htm   (929 words)

 Serbian Translation - Translate Serbian Language Translator
Serbian Language is based on the Shtokavian dialect, allows both Western and Eastern spoken variants, and uses both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabet.
However, some of greatest literary works in Serbian come from this time in form of oral literature, its most notable form being Serbian epic poetry; it is known that Goethe was learning Serbian language because he wanted to read Serbian epic poetry in original.
The two Serbian words that are used in many world languages are vampire and slivovitz.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/serbian.shtml   (428 words)

 Basics of Script Types
An alphabet is a system where each letter represents a single consonant or vowel.
Roman Alphabet - The alphabet used to write English is actually the Roman or Latin alphabet.
An alphabetic form based on the Sinai Semitic alphabet was used to write the Semitic language Ugaritic (therefore form does not always indicate script type).
tlt.its.psu.edu /suggestions/international/web/encoding/00scripts.html   (890 words)

 DVHH | Main Exchange | Research Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Two alphabets are used in Serbian language: the Cyrillic and the Latin alphabets.
The Cyrillic, used in Serbia, Vojvodina and Montenegro, is similar to the Russian alphabet.
The latin form of Serbian alphabet is used in Croatia.
www.dvhh.org /research   (839 words)

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