Favourite Slavic language(s)?
Good evening everyone!
My questions are: 1. Would you like to learn a Slavic language? 2. What's your favourite Slavic language and why? 3. Which languages would you like to see on Duolingo in the future?
Please comment below!
Czech! I lived in the Czech Republic for some time and there I learned a bit. Now I am back to my country with my Czech girlfriend and we practice Czech-Spanish every day :)
Czech is important to me not onlybecause of my girlfriend, but also because I lived there and I know how the culture is. Unforgettable moments of my life using Czech language :)
I would like to see Slovak on duolinguo because I was born in Slovakia but we moved to Canada before I picked up the language. At home my parents spoke a mix of hungarian/ slovak/ english. My parents often spoke slovak when they didn't want me to understand what they were saying.
- I've come to really like Kashubian. It's an endangered Slavic language sharing ties with Polish, and its orthography is pretty odd. There are weird vowels in place of what you would expect in a Slavic language, like "twòj" which is pronounced "tvwey" instead of the expected "twój" (tvuy).
- I would love to see Circassian (Adyghe and Kabardian), Ossetian, Chuvash, Kashubian, Kazakh, Uyghur, Finnish and many others.
You have the same opinion like me. I've read sometimes about Kashubian and Circassian. But I informed more about Circassian because you mentioned it many times. The language is crazy when it comes to spelling and reading, which makes it more interesting! I really hope that there's coming a Circassian course (or, I don't know, even two -- Adyghe and Kabardian)! It would be very helpful, if Duolingo would add some endangered languages! Like Kashubian or Pannonian Rusyn! :)
I am really glad someone else here is interested in endangered languages like me, especially Circassian and Kashubian! Personally I would prefer a course on the Kabardian dialect, since I'm learning that. But if Duolingo released an Adyghe course first, I would totally learn it!
Yes, in fact I’m learning both Russian and Czech through duolingo, and might add Polish soon to my languages. EDIT: Added it. Because well, if I’m going to try why not start now XD
So far these three because of the importance they have in cinema and theatre (which is what I have studied in University)
I think it would be super sweet to have Slovak and Macedonian here!
- Russian. My mother's parents and that side of my family were all Russian speakers.
- Slovak, as my mother's father lived in Slovakia until he was a teenager (it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire then). FWIW, I'd really like to learn Polish and Czech, which are already available on Duo from English but am staying away from tackling any other Slavic languages until my Russian is better.
My favourite Slavic language is Slovak :)
Not only is Slovakia sort of in the middle of the Slavic countries, but the Slovak language is also sort of in the middle of the Slavic languages. So if you learn Slovak, you'll have a better chance at understand other Slavic speakers and being understood (at a very basic level) than with probably any other language.
It's also a bit more regular than its close sister Czech, perhaps because the standard language was codified later.
I wish there would be a Slovak course on Duolingo at some point!
I am not a big fan of slavic languages, so the only slavic language that I am studying is Russian. Here is the reason, there is a game called https://mope.io and Russian is one of the most common languages spoken there, The others are English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai and I am studying all of those to chat there in the future.
1) I WANT TO LEARN ALL OF THEM.
2) I have possibly irrational attachments to Russian and Croatian purely from those being the first Slavic languages I ever studied. Plus, I think they're both very pretty ❤️
3) I will study any Slavic language that appears on Duolingo, but if you pressed me, the ones I'd be most excited to see here would be Slovene, Bulgarian and Slovak.
- I'd love to learn them all XD 2. Ukrainian - it's such a beautiful language, i especially love the accents the central parts of the country has (even though in cities Russian tends to prevail). Personally I speak what Russians call "Polish Ukrainian". I remember how funny it was switching between the two dialects they could understand me sometimes and then other times they hadn't a clue what I was saying XD I just love the melody it has! For example 'I'm looking for the toilet, can you help me?' is 'Ja szukáju tualét, czy mózsete vy mené dopomóhty?' - it's so sing-songy. One time a friend asked me to speak some and they thought it was weird that it didn't sound as rough as Russian or German (no offence I actually love these languages too XD) 3. Oh where do I begin! Well the major ones I want are Belarusian and Bulgarian (I actually made a fan made course here). Croatian/Serbian would be nice too (no real preference to be honest). However I would love to see West Polesian a tiny language spoken on the Ukraine-Belarus border. I heard it's where they overlap which means I can learn it easily (since Ukrainian and Belarusian have 70-80% mutual intelligibility). The English wikipedia page is awful in my opinion (this)[https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B0%D1%85%D1%96%D0%B4%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BB%D1%96%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0] is the Ukrainian page which has the most information. Of course we need the major ones first though!!