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Slavism (sluh-viz'm, slav-iz'm) n.
something that is native to, characteristic of, or associated with the Slavs or Slavic. Also, Slavicism. [187585; Slav + -ism]
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One who does not know a foreign language knows nothing about one's own. (Wer keine fremden Sprachen kennt, weiss nichts von seiner eigenen.) Goethe
Words Slovak and Slovakia
Slovak and Czech
Glagolitic and Cyrillic Alphabet
The Slovak language holds a central position among Slavic languages. It is a west Slavic language, but in the east it borders on Ukrainian and Ruthenian and, before the arrival of Magyars (Hungarians) in the Danube basin, it had direct ties with the south Slavic languages (especially Slovene), some of whose features it has retained to this day. Slovakia's central geographic location and other factors have made it very easy for other Slavs to understand Slovak. For anyone interested in central European, eastern European, and Slavic studies, as well as for the casual tourist, Slovak provides an excellent starting point from which to branch off to any additional Slavic language. It is a language that can function as lingua franca for travelers throughout the Slavic world.
Learning Slovak Language
History of Slovak Language
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