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Re: Russian language

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Sunday, April 2, 2006, 18:19
Joe wrote:
jartur pavlenicvs wrote:
> >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.
Not so sure-- I could be wrong, but I don't think OCS is the _direct_ ancestor of Russian; though I'm also not sure which Slavic languages (if any) are direct descendants of OCS in the Latin > French sense. It could be the OCS is to Russian etc. as Gothic is to the other Germanic lgs.-- ultimately related, but not the parent language of any surviving Gmc. language.


Joe <joe@...>
Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>