WHO ARE THE SLAVS?
How would you best define/describe the Slavs?
WHAT ARE SLAVIC LANGUAGES?
List Slavic languages that you know. Do you know if they can be grouped in any way?
If so, how?
most numerous ethnic and
linguistic body of peoples in
500 A.D. 2000 A.D.
Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia
WHEN DID THE SLAVS SHOW UP?
Of the following, what two tribes might be most relevant for the Slavs?
De origine actibisque Getarum, ca. 550.
De bellis, Historia arcana, De aedificiis.
JOHN OF EPHES
HOW DO THE SLAVS WRITE?
Do you know of any alphabet used by the Slavs? List those you know.
. Rostislav, the Prince of Moravia, . : Though our people have rejected
paganism and observe Christian law, we have not a teacher who would explain
to us i
WHY DO THE SLAVS SPEAK?
To the best of your abilities, prepare to define the following:
a. The system of spoken or written communication used by a particular
1. A word used as the name or designation of a person, place, or thing; the
class or category of such words.
a. In some (esp. Indo-European) languages, as Latin, French, German,
English, etc.: each of the classes (typically masculin
WHAT ARE VOWELS AND CONSONANTS?
Think of speech organs in ones mouth cavity in particular.
List those that can (and do) move. What can (and does!) their movement do
to the flow of air in ones mouth?
SOUND SEGMENTS identified by . substitutions pho
WHAT IS A SOUND/PHONE? WHAT IS A SYLLABLE?
How would you explain sounds of language?
AN AUDIO SAMPLE
What did you hear?
Write it down, please?
SLOVAK: trpasli toreadori
Syllable [a] basic unit in the division of a stream of sounds.
1. .defined in
10. Each of the members of a small set of words (in English the, a, or an,
traditionally regarded as adjectives, now also classed as determiners) that
give definiteness or indefiniteness and specificness or genericness to the
a.Grammar. A word or lexical unit which designates an attribute and
qualifies a noun (or pronoun) so as to describe it more fully; (with the) the
category of such words.
In older grammars more commonly known as a noun
And I quote:
The dog ate the cat.
means something very different from
The cat ate the dog.
Both sentences are made up of the same words, but they mean totally different
And how so (if I may add)?
MICHAEL D.C. King Alfreds Grammar.
Demonstrative and Interrogative
3.Grammar. Serving to point out or indicate the particular thing referred to:
applied esp. to certain adjectives (often used pronominally) having this
2.Rhetoric and Grammar. O
WHAT ARE NUMERALS?
How would you define numerals in language?
Can you provide examples? If you can, please, do.
a. A word denoting or expressing a number.
PIE kmtom hundred
PIE kmtom hundred
A word that can function as a noun phrase when used by itself and that
refers either to the participants in the discourse (e.g. I, you) or to someone or
something mentioned elsewhere in the discourse (e.g. she, it, this).