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Some examples of words shared among most or all Balto-Slavic languages: *léiˀpāˀ ' tilia ' (linden tree): Lithuanian líepa, Old Prussian līpa, Latvian liẽpa, Latgalian līpa, Common Slavic... *ránkāˀ 'hand': Lithuanian rankà, Old Prussian rānkan ( acc. sg. ), Latvian rùoka, Latgalian rūka, Common ...
Old Novgorod. Old East Slavic, developed into modern East Slavic languages. Old Ruthenian. Polabian language. Pomeranian language, only Kashubian remains as a living dialect. South Slavic dialects used in medieval Greece. Baltic. Curonian. Old Prussian.
Balto-Slavic languages still spoken Baltic languages. Latvian; Lithuanian; West Slavic languages. Polish; Czech; Slovak; Silesian; Sorbian (Serbsce and Serbski) Kashubian; South Slavic languages. Croatian; Serbian; Bosnian; Slovene; Bulgarian; Church Slavonic; Macedonian
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The Slavic languages, also known as the Slavonic languages, are Indo-European languages spoken primarily by the Slavic peoples or their descendants. They are thought to descend from a proto-language called Proto-Slavic, spoken during the Early Middle Ages, which in turn is thought to have descended from the earlier Proto-Balto-Slavic language, link...
Since the interwar period, scholars have conventionally divided Slavic languages, on the basis of geographical and genealogical principle, and with the use of the extralinguistic feature of script, into three main branches, that is, East, South, and West. These three conventional branches feature some of the following sub-branches: East Slavic Russ...
Slavic languages descend from Proto-Slavic, their immediate parent language, ultimately deriving from Proto-Indo-European, the ancestor language of all Indo-European languages, via a Proto-Balto-Slavic stage. During the Proto-Balto-Slavic period a number of exclusive isoglosses i
The imposition of Old Church Slavonic on Orthodox Slavs was often at the expense of the vernacular. Says WB Lockwood, a prominent Indo-European linguist, "It remained in use to modern times but was more and more influenced by the living, evolving languages, so that one distinguis
The Proto-Slavic language existed until around AD 500. By the 7th century, it had broken apart into large dialectal zones. There are no reliable hypotheses about the nature of the subsequent breakups of West and South Slavic. East Slavic is generally thought to converge to one Ol
The Slavic languages are a relatively homogeneous family, compared with other families of Indo-European languages. As late as the 10th century AD, the entire Slavic-speaking area still functioned as a single, dialectally differentiated language, termed Common Slavic. Compared with most other Indo-European languages, the Slavic languages are quite c...
Most languages of the former Soviet Union and of some neighbouring countries are significantly influenced by Russian, especially in vocabulary. The Romanian, Albanian, and Hungarian languages show the influence of the neighboring Slavic nations, especially in vocabulary pertaining to urban life, agriculture, and crafts and trade—the major cultural ...
The following tree for the Slavic languages derives from the Ethnologue report for Slavic languages. It includes the ISO 639-1 and ISO 639-3 codes where available.