Re: Russian language
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 2, 2006, 18:19|
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.