Questions tagged [bosnian-croatian-serbian]

The Serbo-Croatian language (ISO 639-3: `hbs`), Central South Slavic language(s) of the former Yugoslavia. Includes Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Montenegrin.

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Is there a phonological division in Slavic languages as important as the La Spezia-Rimini line? If not, is there a most important partition anyway?

All divisions of Slavic languages based on phonological criteria that I have seen so far are rather minor and/or localized (e.g. spirantization (Czech, Ukrainian) or not (Russian, Polish) of g). Is ...
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Is Serbian u from “buva” flea a Proto-Slavic ъ or l from *blъxa?

Is Serbian u from "buva" flea a Proto-Slavic ъ or l from *blъxa?
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When did other slavic nations adopt the Latin-inspired look of printed Cyrillic pioneered in Russia?

Russian Emperor Peter I famously reformed the Cyrillic script in Russia, where, among other changes, he redesigned the letterforms to more closely resemble the look of the modern Latin script. Here ...
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Why do Croatian and Italian contain the same grammatical endings for nouns and verbs?

Italy is a country in the Southern Europe. Croatia is a country in the South-Eastern Europe (or Central, depending on interpretation). Because of the close geographical proximity, these two could have ...
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What is the origin of the paucal form?

I just recently learned about the distinction between paucal and plural forms in my native Serbo-Croatian. Designating groups of counted nouns as smaller or larger than five adds complexity to the ...
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Are there any dialectological works for Serbia/Serbia & Montenegro/Yugoslavia?

I am looking for dialectological works for the area of former Yugoslavia, though I am most interested in Serbia and Montenegro. I can't really find any, other that the kind of maps on wikipedia ...
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What sounds do the graphemes ⟨ś⟩ and ⟨ź⟩ represent in Montenegrin?

As of 2009 the Montenegrin alphabet was adopted in Montenegro. It consists of the same alphabet as used in Serbia, with the addition of two graphemes. The graphemes ⟨ś⟩/⟨с́⟩ and ⟨ź⟩/⟨з́⟩ are said ...
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How did the pitch-accent system of Western South Slavic emerge?

Uniquely among Slavic languages, and unusually among modern Indo-European languages, the Western South Slavic languages (Serbo-Croatian, and apparently some dialects of Slovenian) have a lexical pitch-...
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References about the history of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian after the break-up of Yugoslavia

What is considered the best reference (papers/articles/books) that discusses the Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language and outlines its history after the break-up of former Yugoslavia in the early 90s?