Every language has its roots. These roots let the language have relatives in related language families and groups. Our family is named Indo-European, and it is so large that people speaking Indo-European languages live across the whole world nowadays. Our group within the Indo-European family is called Slavic, and it will be spoken about in this book.
The Slavic language group is a very rare, practically unique phenomenon. This is because of the mutual intelligibility of all languages in this group. Now there are 20 Slavic languages, the farthest apart of which are fairly mutually intelligible. This creates a base for developing Pan-Slavic zonal constructed languages. The aim of these projects is to create a language that will unite all existing Slavic languages under the same roof, providing tools for communication within the Slavic-speaking world. One of these projects is Novoslovnica.
The distinctive feature of Novoslovnica is following three main principles:
- The clarity of vocabulary
- The etymologically-based phonetics
- Accumulation of different grammar forms that exist in Slavic languages
With these principles we receive a new language that could be constantly named as a slavic international language for everyday purpose.
- Simple sentence
- Complex sentence
- New word building
- Swaedesh list 207
- Comparison with Interslavic
- Text examples