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Meta-Ethnicity: Slavic/Turkic Ethnicity: Mostly Russian Country: Ukraine Ancestry: East Slavic + some ancient Altaic roots Taxonomy: North Pontid+ Baltid Politics: God save the Tsar Religion: Eastern Orthodoxy Relationship Status: In a relationship with eternity... Hero: Yeshua haMashiach, Alexander Nevsky, Dmitry Donskoy, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Peter the Great Philosophy: Eurasian
Has anyone considered nominating Esperanto as an auxiliary language? It's relatively easy to learn, regardless of one's native language- but the downside is that it uses the Roman alphabet so those not used to that might find it a bit 'different'. Another potential downside is that it's rather Euro-centric, being based primarily on those language families without a lot of concern for Asian languages. On the other hand, what you see is what you say; there are no 'hidden letters' and whatnot to trip you up, nor are there masculine or feminine identifiers for words.
"1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters."
"1 En la komenco Dio kreis la ĉielon kaj la teron. 2 Kaj la tero estis senforma kaj dezerta, kaj mallumo estis super la abismo; kaj la spirito de Dio ŝvebis super la akvo."
Yeah, just Genesis chapter one about creation of heaven and earth and how earth was formless and how the first day was formed basically. Some letters are weird but can read everything but the weird letters. unknown
No it was a chapter of the very beginning of John's Gospel: "In the beginning there was the Word...".
Some researchers say that East Slavs used quite different language that to what Bible was translated by two Bolgar bros (did you know about that?). The East Slavs language was called глаголиця, while the text of Bible eas written in кирилиця – by the name of the elder brother.
So, it's not surprising that reading the text wasn't easy even for East Slavs monks those times. Peter the First (~1712) had changed almost all the traditions to the most modern at those times. I mean he ordered to change the written ABC into spelling ABC (citizens and rural's daily language). By the reform people became to use its most concord language (to their pronunciation).
However, the period of time when Old Cyrillic had been studied was long enough to impact on people's views and manners. Because of unique language of Old Cyrillic it became possible to save Bible text unchanged. That's why its importance is so highly valued in the Orthodox Church till now.