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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Serbo-Croatian.


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  • The term Serbocroatian and other similar terms: Croatoserbian, Serbo-Croatian, Croato-Serbian, 'Serbian or Croatian', 'Croatian or Serbian' is unacceptable. "BOSNIAN" IN NOVI PAZAR.

  • So, to lump the languages spoken in ex-Yugoslavia as something called Serbocroatian is incorrect and disrespectful to the native speakers. "BOSNIAN" IN NOVI PAZAR.

  • Secondly, the term is polyvalent - 'Serbocroatian' connotes a Serb Croatian Croatian as spoken by Serbs? and not a Croat Croatian, 'Serbo-Croatian' connotes a part-Serbian and part-Croatian hybrid, while 'Serbian or Croatian' is an either-or term. "BOSNIAN" IN NOVI PAZAR.

  • I don't have a ready answer, except to conform to the realities on the ground, and accept that no or not many native speakers would call it Serbocroatian. "BOSNIAN" IN NOVI PAZAR.

  • So that brings us to the question: what do we call that language which we used to call Serbocroatian? "BOSNIAN" IN NOVI PAZAR.

  • I don't actually know Serbocroatian, but I can extrapolate enough from Russian and Old Church Slavic to use my dictionaries effectively. HAD I ONLY.

  • I speak Dutch and Serbocroatian natively, and that would show.

    Revealed knowledge - The Panda's Thumb

  • No doubt there is in our century a body of world poetry and an international community of poets, whether they write in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Serbocroatian, or other languages.

    A Poet's Reply

  • Unfortunately the only useful dictionary is still the Morton Benson English-Serbocroatian (new editions I think are called 'Serbian' but printed in latin alphabet) where all dialects are used parallel.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

  • As a foreign language learner, I can tell that having learned Serbocroatian at University level abroad, I can perfectly understand Bosnian / Croatian / Serbian but not Slovenian and Macedonian that are very different and I believe most linguists would really define them as distinct languages.

    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty


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