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xBlackHeartx wrote:Also, I never liked Roman culture. And looking into it, it seems they were essentially just a bunch of organized barbarians that practically worshiped violence. I don't really understand why the west shows such fascination with such an overly militaristic culture.
xBlackHeartx wrote:Also, I never liked how the language sounded anyway.
Vlürch wrote:On the other hand, maybe it's like a key to all the Slavic languages in one neat package... but it doesn't have regular sound correspondences, though, right? So if you learned Interslavic and then tried to apply sound changes to words so that you could speak other Slavic languages, I don't think it'd work? I could be wrong, though.
xBlackHeartx wrote:However, I've never really felt like it would be useful to me to learn this language, even if its claims are true. For one, I don't exactly consume Slavic-language media often (and I listen to non-English music all the time, just so we know). Also, its an ever-evolving project, which means that seriously learning it could be difficult. I mean, the current Interslavic is actually a merger between multiple other 'zonal slavic auxlangs' that were floating around in the 2000s. Which means that keeping up to pace with it could be difficult.
As I said, I'm constantly drawn to it because, if the advertising is to be trusted, it could allow me to understand around a dozen languages while only learning one!
though I recall being told in the past that if I seriously wanted to be able to understand multiple Slavic languages that I would be better off just learning Russian.
xBlackHeartx wrote:The Slavic world did at one time have an 'interslavic' language called 'old church slavonic'. I believe it was only used by the church though.
(apparently its common online for Slavic speakers to just use the infinitive form of verbs all the time because their conjugation endings vary so widely, Interslavic actually doesn't allow you to omit subject pronouns for this reason).
As for me, I was kinda thinking it could act as a key that makes it easier for me to learn Slavic languages. Native Slavic speakers can apparently learn each other's languages in a shockingly short period of time.
As for east Slavic languages, ironnically I'm an upper intermediate in German. I wonder how much of those languages I would catch? I know I can make sense of (written) Dutch surprisingly well, though others online have said that's probably just because I happen to know both German AND English. Though strangely enough, I can't make any sense at all of written Low German (or that dialect that some Amish use anyway).
Saim wrote:Don't let the online circlejerk about declensions and consonant clusters intimidate you, the single hardest activity will be finding the time to expose yourself to the language and pick up vocabulary, like any other language.
xBlackHeartx wrote:And I can assure you, your average Japanese speaker simply CANNOT manage the consonant clusters of English.
And if the Slavic world sees no need for such a thing as Interslavic, then why does it exist?
Because let's be honest, there's already more zonal auxlangs for the romance languages than anyone will ever need, and they're the only zonal auxlangs to ever really get anywhere.
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