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Russian language

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Sunday, April 2, 2006, 11:28
jartur pavlenicvs wrote:

>On 4/1/06, Chris Peters <beta_leonis@...> wrote: > > >>>From: Michael Adams <michael.adams1@...> >>> >>> >>>Another question: how different *are* the two languages? Could OCS be >>> >>> >>accurately described as "King James Russian", so to speak? Or is there more >>difference between them? >> >>:Chris >> >> >> > >OCS is the western slavonic language, and Russian is the eastern one. >There was another, so called Древнерусский (ancient russian), which is >closer to the moder Russian language, but nevertheless most of modern >Russian speakers wouldn't understand any of these (though I, >personnaly, can adopt some texts). > >
To adopt a massive oversimplification, Latin is to French as OCS is to Russian. It's the liturgical, traditional language, and half-comprehensible without further education at best.


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>