Re: NATLANG ruki-rule in Slavic
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 1:59|
Quoting Joe <joe@...>:
> From: "BP Jonsson" <bpj@...>
> > BTW how easy/hard is Bulgarian to read for a Russian?
> > The same order as Danish/Swedish I would suspect.
> I'd say more like Danish/German. After all, Bulgarian is a South Slavic
> language, and Russian is an East Slavic one(or have I got that wrong?). A
> better analogy for the Danish-Swedish-Nowegian triangle would be
> Belarusian-Ukrainian-Russian, I think.
I don't know Bulgarian, but I must say I'm surprised if this is
so. The Nordic branch of Germanic separated from Western Germanic
considerably earlier than the Fall of Rome -- probably around the
birth of Christ. I seem to remember reading, in contrast, that the
entire Slavic family of IE did not break up until around 800 AD or
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