Unformatted text preview: o Western Group (Old Prussian) o Eastern Group-Western Group attacked by eastward moving Germans and absorbed or exterminated in the name of Christianity -Language didn’t become standardized until 20 th c. Post-Soviet Revival-You needed to know Russian in Latvia post WWII when Soviet control/nationalism was on the rise-Since then Latvia has gotten rid of all Russian language and signs to reverse what they did in mid 1900s. Slavonic Speakers-Began to spread after 400 CE, last to undergo divergence -Diverged into 3 main groups-Each became more and more differentiated over time, but also continued to closely resemble one another-Post break up of Yugoslavia fragmentation of Serbo-Croatian-Serbian speaking region in Western Germany (otherwise pretty much extinct)...
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- Fall '07
- Western Group, Baltic Group, large regional grouping