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  Sorbian alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sorbian alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet but uses diacritics such as the acute accent and the caron.
The standard character encoding for the Sorbian alphabet is ISO 8859-2 (Latin-2).
The alphabet is used for the Sorbian languages, although some letters are used in only one of the two languages (Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sorbian_alphabet   (97 words)

  
 Sorbian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sorbian languages are classified under the West Slavic branch of the Indo-European languages.
The city of Bautzen in Upper Lusatia is a centre of Upper Sorbian culture.
Sorbian is also spoken in the small Wendish settlement of Serbin in Lee County, Texas, and until recently newspapers were published in Wendish there.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sorbian_language   (274 words)

  
 Upper and Lower Sorbian language, alphabet and pronunciation
Sorbian, or Wendisch, is a member of the West Slavic subgroup of Indo-European languges spoken by about 55,000 people in Upper and Lower Lusatia in the German Länder of Saxony and Brandenburg.
In the mid-19th century, written Upper Sorbian based on the dialect spoken around Bautzen was introduced as the compulsory standard in the Sorbian-speaking area in Upper Lusatia, while written Lower Sorbian based on the Cottbus dialect was introduced as the standard written form in Lower Lusatia.
Sorbian is taught as a subject in a number of secondary schools and used as a medium of instruction for some subjects.
www.omniglot.com /writing/sorbian.htm   (528 words)

  
 Euromosaic - Sorbian in Germany
Sorbian is spoken in Upper and Lower Lusatia in the German Länder of Saxony and Brandenburg.
Until the 10th century, Sorbian was spoken between the Bober and Queiß in the east and the Saale in the west, the Erz and Lusatian mountains in the south and roughly as far as Frankfurt on the Oder, Köpenick and Jüteborg.
In the A schools, Sorbian is the main language of instruction, and in the B schools of the area it is an optional language.
www.uoc.edu /euromosaic/web/document/sorab/an/i1/i1.html   (4231 words)

  
 Slovak language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Slovak (slovenčina, slovenský jazyk) is an Indo-European language belonging to the West Slavic languages (together with Czech, Polish and Sorbian).
As regards Polish and Sorbian, the degree of understanding is highly dependent on the degree to which the individual has been exposed to these languages.
The Polish language and Sorbian languages are somewhat intelligible to both Slovak and Czech, but they have different professional terminology and higher style expressions - the more you keep your language style low and simple, the better you are understood.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Slovak_language   (4313 words)

  
 free download ebooks - Sorbian languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Sorbian languages are classified under the West Slavic languages branch of the Indo-European languages.
The area where the two languages are spoken is known as Lusatia (Łužica in Upper Sorbian, Łužyca in Lower Sorbian, or Lausitz in German language).
Sorbian is also spoken in the small Wendish settlement of Serbin, Texas in Lee County, Texas, and until recently newspapers were published in Wendish there.
sorbian.languages.en.pdahp.org   (532 words)

  
 The Slavic Branch of the Indo-European Family
With the exception of Sorbian, all Slavic languages are national or official languages of the countries where they are predominantly spoken.
Upper Sorbian is recognized in Germany as a minority language (Ethnologue).
It is based on the Greek alphabet with some letters borrowed from Coptic and Hebrew in cases when the Greek alphabet did not have letters to represent Slavic sounds.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/SlavicBranch.html   (953 words)

  
 Sorbian languages - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Sorbian languages (serbšćina) are members of the West Slavic branch of languages spoken in eastern Germany.
There are two literary languages: Upper Sorbian (hornjoserbsce), spoken by about 55,000 people in Saxony, and Lower Sorbian (dolnoserbski) spoken by about 14,000 people in Brandenburg.
The city of Bautzen near Dresden is a centre of Upper Sorbian culture.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/s/o/r/Sorbian_language.html   (267 words)

  
 Slavic Languages - ninemsn Encarta
West Slavic: Czech-Slovak group—Czech and Slovak; Lechitic group—Polish and Kashubian; Sorbian group—Upper and Lower Sorbian (Wendish).
Other Slavic languages (Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Macedonian, and Bulgarian) use variations of the Cyrillic alphabet as a result of the influence of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
It is related to the Glagolithic alphabet created by SS Cyril and Methodius to translate the New Testament into the language of the Slavic peoples who, by the 9th century, had begun to embrace Christianity.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557169/Slavic_Languages.html   (335 words)

  
 Slavic Languages - Search View - ninemsn Encarta
Some modern Slavic languages (Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Polish) are written in the Latin alphabet, and their speakers are predominantly Roman Catholic.
The invention of the Cyrillic alphabet, an adaptation of the Greek alphabet, is attributed traditionally to St Cyril, a Greek missionary.
The language written in this alphabet is known as Old Church Slavonic and is used as a liturgical language in various Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic churches today.
au.encarta.msn.com /text_761557169__1/Slavic_Languages.html   (411 words)

  
 History Channel Search Results
CYRILLIC ALPHABET, (q.v.) as a result of the influence of the Eastern Orthodox church.
The invention of the Cyrillic alphabet, an adaptation of the Greek alphabet, is attributed traditionally to Saint Cyril, a Greek missionary.
The language written in this alphabet is known as Old Slavonic or Old Church Slavonic and is used as a liturgical language.
www.historychannel.com /encyclopedia/article.jsp?link=FWNE.fw..sl127100.a   (353 words)

  
 Roman Script
This alphabet was used in ancient Rome and was later adopted practically everywhere in Western and Central Europe.
It is doubtless that the alphabet derives from the Greek script, particularly to its Western varieties, which were used by Greek colonists in Italy.
The earliest inscription written in the Latin alphabet are from Preneste (7th century BC).
members.tripod.com /~babaev/script/latin.html   (743 words)

  
 Polish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Polish Jezyk Polski West Slavic language belonging to the Lekhitic subgroup and closely related to Czech, Slovak, and the Sorbian languages of eastern Germany; it is spoken by the majority of the present population of Poland.
The modern literary language, written in the Roman (Latin) alphabet, dates from the 16th century and was originally based on the dialects of the area around Poznan, in western Poland.
The first written Polish consists of a list of names in the Papal Bull issued in 1136 by Pope Innocent II to the archbishop of Gniezno; the oldest recorded sentence is a gloss translating a quotation in a document from 1270.
www.rkp-montreal.org /en/05polish   (212 words)

  
 Brujula.Net - Your Latin Stating Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Sorbian languages are members of the West Slavic branch of languages spoken in eastern Germany.
The city of Cottbus is considered the cultural centre of Lower Sorbian; here too bilingual signs are found.
Sorbian is also spoken in the small Wendish settlement of Serbin in
www.brujula.net /english/wiki/Sorbian_language.html   (227 words)

  
 EUROPA - Education and Training - Europa - Regional and minority languages - Euromosaïc study
At Federal level, Sorbian is used in dealings with Sorbs who hold office in central bodies such as the Bundestag (Lower House).
Sorbian is, however, taken into account by authorities at Land level when recruiting to the civil service and in the training of public servants.
Affiliated to this organisation is the Sorbian language commission Serbska recna komisija, which is concerned with issues of terminology and the standardisation of the Upper and Lower Sorbian language.
ec.europa.eu /education/policies/lang/languages/langmin/euromosaic/de3_en.html   (4305 words)

  
 Esperanto Orthography info here at en.beatout.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Esperanto is written in a Latin alphabet of twenty-eight letters, upper and lower case.
The letter ŭ of the diphthongs aŭ, eŭ appears to be from the Belarusian Łacinka alphabet, historically associated with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
The Signuno alphabet deviates from international norms (that is, ASL with an Irish T) in that all letters are upright, with a straight wrist: the G is simply turned upright, while the H, P, Q are taken from Irish, the J from Russian, and the Z appears to be unique to Signuno.
en.beatout.info /what-is-commodity/Esperanto_orthography   (3282 words)

  
 *TALŌ's spelling languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Upper and Lower Sorbian is spoken in the South Eastern section of the former German Democratic Republic.
The Xhosa language is spoken in the Republic of South Africa and is written in the Latin alphabet.
The Zulu language is spoken in the Republic of South Africa and is written in the Latin alphabet.
www.talo.nl /2005/spellingcheckers/spellingLanguages.html   (1715 words)

  
 Lower_sorbian_language info here at en.18of100b.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Lower Sorbian language this time, the Lower Sorbian language use foliage to collect both dusk and moisture, so keeping them watered Lower Sorbian language this node is also first-rate.
Lower Sorbian (dolnoserbšćina) is a Slavic minority language spoken in eastern Germany in the historical province of Lower Lusatia, today part of Brandenburg.
Lower Sorbian is spoken in and around the city of Cottbus in Brandenburg.
en.18of100b.info /missouri-public-record/Lower_Sorbian_language   (529 words)

  
 Evertype: The Alphabets of Europe
The repertoire is given, in an alphabetical order as found in the sources, and includes digraphs, trigraphs, or tetragraphs used as “letters” for alphabetizing, when a language is subject to this practice.
Letters in (parentheses) are fundamental letters normal to the alphabet of a languages, used in writing native or naturalized (non-foreign) words, but which are, in the sources, interfiled with the base letter.
In the case of Tundra Nenets, for instance, because ’ and ” are used as letters of the alphabet, it is fairly certain that « and » are used as quotation marks (as they are in Russian), even though the sources consulted do not give this information explicitly.
www.evertype.com /alphabets   (3504 words)

  
 West Slavic Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Polish uses a Latin-based alphabet, introduced with Christianity in the tenth century.
Sorbian is actually two languages: Upper Sorbian (with 55,000 speakers, of which 15,000 are native speakers), spoken in Saxony, and Lower Sorbian (with 14,000 native speakers), spoken in Brandenburg.
Both languages are written with a modified Roman alphabet.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/WestSlavicLanguages.html   (764 words)

  
 Coverage of European languages by ISO Latin alphabets
Note VI (Irish Gaelic): Latin alphabets No. 5, 6, and 9 are not suitable for Irish Gaelic when the old orthography is used.
However, alphabet 7 was developed to cover the needs of Latin-alphabet languages spoken in countries bordering the Baltic Sea ("Baltic Rim"), and Polish is explicitly mentioned among those languages in the definition of alphabet 7 (i.e.
Latin alphabets No. 4 and 6 cover the requirements of most Sámi orthographies, but for Skolt Sámi no ISO Latin alphabet is sufficient.
www.indwes.edu /Faculty/bcupp/things/Characters/8859.html   (849 words)

  
 language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
From Bulgaria, the cultural center of the medieval Slavs, the Cyrillic alphabet spread to the neighboring countries, such as Serbia, and to the far-lying Eastern Slavs, the Russians, the Ukrainians, and the Belarussians.
The Cyrillic alphabet, in various forms, is used currently in Russian, Ukrainian, Belarussian, Serbian, and Bulgarian, but not in Polish, Czech, Slovak, or Slovenian, which are written in modified Roman alphabets.
That necessitated an alphabet reform which reduced the number of letters used from 44 to 32; this modified alphabet was used until the Orthographic reform of 1945.
www.webfactorybulgaria.com /index1.php?id=557   (1484 words)

  
 ECC 2004 - Sofia, Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is attributed traditionally to Sts.
Cyril and Methodius were from the city of Thessaloniki, they chose the dialect of the Bulgarian Slavic tribes residing in the area as the foundation for the creation of the new alphabet.
Hence the language written in this alphabet is known as Old Bulgarian, Old Slavonic or Old Church Slavonic and is still used as a liturgical language in Eastern Orthodox Slavic churches.
www.curling.bg /ecc2004/about_sofia_tips_lang.html   (668 words)

  
 Germany minority ethnic costumes -- Sorbs Wends
Sorbian teachers and priests were banished from Lausitz.
Some Sorbian leaders were executed, but this appears to have been because they opposed the NAZIs, not because they were Sorbs--Alojs Andricki (1943) and Marja Grolmusec (1944).
Publishing in the Sorbian language was ended with the banning of the "Katolski Posol", the last Sorbian publication (1939).
histclo.com /style/ethnic/ger/min/gm-sorb.html   (1570 words)

  
 Slovak Information Center - slovak dictionary
The Slovak language (slovenčina, slovenský jazyk) slovak alphabet is an Indo-European language, more precisely citizenship forms for slovak citizenship a West Slavic language (together with mainly the Czech, Polish, and Sorbian languages).
In general, slovak recipes it can be stated that during the existence of Czechoslovakia (and especially of a common television), the spoken language has taken over many Czech words, idioms and some features of the syntax, and lost many typical Slovak expressions in turn.
The Polish language and Sorbian languages are somewhat intelligible to both Slovak and Czech, but they have different professional terminology easter eggs slovak and higher style expressions - the more you keep your language style low and simple, the better you are understood.
www.scipeeps.com /Sci-Official_Languages_P_-_S/Slovak.html   (4455 words)

  
 Free information of Caron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The use of the caron (and the acute accent) for Latin characters was introduced into the Czech language in the fifteenth century by Jan Hus in his De Ortographia Bohemica (1412).
For the fricatives sh, zh and the affricate ch only, it can be used in those Finno-Lappic languages which use a Latin alphabet, such as Estonian, Finnish language, Karelian language and some Sami languages.
The caron is also often used as a diacritical mark on consonants for romanization of text from non-Latin writing systems, particularly in the scientific transliteration of Slavic languages (a method used in linguistics, based on the Croatian alphabet).
www.qcat.org /en/caron   (1419 words)

  
 Russian_why
Of course, the Russian alphabet, called Cyrillic in honor of St. Cyril who l,000 years ago invented an alphabet used by many Slavic peoples, is different.
In fact, apprehension about the alphabet is one of the most frequently given reasons for not studying Russian.
This is unfortunate because the Russian alphabet is not at all difficult to learn.
www.wmich.edu /~language/russian/Russian1.html   (912 words)

  
 History Channel Search Results
Polish belongs to the Western group of the Slavic branch of Indo-European languages and is thus closely related to Czech, Slovak, and the Sorbian language found in eastern Germany (see
Kashubian, or Cassubian, also heard in the north, is often treated as a dialect of Polish, although it evolved as a separate West Slavic language.
Sounds that are not represented by the alphabet are indicated by digraphs such as sz and cz (resembling English sh and ch) and by diacritics such as [zdot ] and ś (resembling zh and a soft sh), derived from Czech.
www.historychannel.com /thcsearch/thc_resourcedetail.do?encyc_id=219525   (426 words)

  
 Czech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
It is spoken in the historical regions of Bohemia, Moravia, and southwestern Silesia in the Czech Republic, where it is the official language.
Czech is written in the Roman (Latin) alphabet.
Several dialects exist, including those of Moravia and Silesia, but differences between them are slight; the central dialect, that of 16th–17th-century Prague, is the basis for standard written Czech.
www.rkp-montreal.org /en/05czech   (247 words)

  
 Slavic Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Czech, Kashubian, Lusatian, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian (Upper and Lower), and Ukrainian.
In the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies we teach modern Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.
Russian and Ukrainian, on the other hand, use differing versions of the Cyrillic alphabet, and are considered to be East Slavic.
www.humanities.ualberta.ca /mlcs/department/slavic.html   (291 words)

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