RenNozaki wrote:It is so frustrating spend so much time learning a language! Russian is a serious issue when you try to understand the grammar.
What would you do in order to simplify the language and making it easier for foreigner to learn? I am not talking of conlang, but as much similar to the natlang as possible, making it possible that a foreigner would be quickly fluent and be understood by natives.
I guess the first step is using Latin alphabet, transliterating all the Cyrillic letters into a universally accepted and phonetic appropriate equivalent.
2) Remove declensions and substitute for prepositions or any other words that can be used though a native would be still able to understand.
3) Simplify verb conjugation, just like English.
4) Regularize plurals
5) Use of international words as much as possible to increase global communication.
What do you think that should be done to create a Simplified version of Russian?
PS.: Purists and defenders of the language, please, refrain from comment. This is only for the sake of turning the Russian Language more attractive to people from any other country to learn Russian faster and with less complications. Later on, they will be improving and be more prone to learn deeper.
RenNozaki wrote:I guess the first step is using Latin alphabet, transliterating all the Cyrillic letters into a universally accepted and phonetic appropriate equivalent.
RenNozaki wrote:What would you do in order to simplify the language and making it easier for foreigner to learn?
linguoboy wrote:RenNozaki wrote:What would you do in order to simplify the language and making it easier for foreigner to learn?
I would look at the simplifications foreigners learning Russian already make. It's an L2 for millions of people across a vast geographical area, so there must be pidginised varieties of it. Wikipedia lists Kyakhta Russian-Chinese pidgin and Taimyr Pidgin Russian, but others must exist or have existed at one time.
SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:Now how easy or difficult could it be when someone learns _any_ of these simplified versions of Russian, and then tries to communicate with a native of Standard Russian who never heard anything about them?
linguoboy wrote:Da bin ich überfragt.
I think it would depend a great deal on how much exposure these native-speakers have had to L2 speakers of Russian in general.
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