Questions tagged [ukrainian]

An East Slavic language spoken mainly in Ukraine and neighboring territories. Use it for questions about linguistics phenomena and scientific study of Ukrainian language. DO NOT use this tag for language-specific questions; ask it on Ukrainian Language and Usage sister site instead

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How Polish influenced Ukrainian

I have noticed some complexed loanwords in Ukrainian from German via Polish like the word for taste “smak”. Is it just slight influence that Polish had on Ukrainian or was it related to assimilation ...
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Do Russian-Ukrainian bilinguals or speakers immersed in both languages switch between the pair [ʂ ʐ] and [ʃ ʒ] when they switch between the languages?

In Russian phonology there are [ʂ ʐ], while in Ukrainian phonology there are [ʃ ʒ]. The two sets sound quite identical phonetically, while the articulation positions of the two sets are different. So, ...