Russian speakers - is Ukrainian more regular?
Bearing in mind that I am not a native Russian speaker, and I've been learning Ukrainian for all of 12 hours now ;-o - but it seems like things like plurals and things are more regular in Ukrainian. Anyone else finding this?
It's strange to learn. because it's both familiar and different. I really hope that one day there will be a Russian > Ukrainian course; I think it would be great for non-Ukrainian-speaking Ukrainians (and Russians!), but it would also (from a selfish POV) be absolutely brilliant for other Russian (non native) speakers learning Ukrainian from the POV of not getting the two languages muddled. I also just find that a lot of the time it seems much more natural to translate something into its Russian equivalent, something I've come close to doing a couple of times :-o
Anyway - thanks team UK, so far I'm having a lot of fun :-D
Being bilingual in both languages, I rarely make conscious comparisons between them. The grammar is similar in many ways and tends to be of the same difficulty level, however differences do exist here and there, as well as in spelling rules, pronunciation, vocabulary - and must therefore be taken care of while learning.