Thursday, 27 February 2014

Ukrainian language

Taking a breather from the intense news from Ukraine. What is the difference between Russian and Ukrainian language? Even language within Ukraine is politicize as much as it is cultural. Ukrainian linguists and the government have been trying to promote Ukrainian language across the country including in Crimea since the fall of Soviet Union in 1990. A recent language policy in 2012 made Russian a co official language in Ukraine. Ukrainian and Russia do share some similar words and grammar. Enjoy the vids below.

Ukraine Seeks Linguistic Revival 
VOA Voice of America report from linguistic divide in Crimea   

Learn Ukrainian Language - Lesson 1 from Learn UKrainian

On the Line "Ukrainian Language Policy" VOA

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