Slovene Language

Slovene Language

Slovene or Slovenian (slovenski jezik or slovenščina, not to be confused with slovenčina, the native name of Slovak) belongs to the group of South Slavic languages. It is spoken by approximately 2.5 million speakers worldwide, the majority of whom live in Slovenia. It is the first language of about 1.85 million people and is one of the 23 official and working languages of the European Union.

Read more about Slovene Language:  Standard Slovene, Classification, Geographic Distribution, Dialects, Phonology, Writing System, Regulation

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... Most people in Slavia Veneta speak three different Slovene dialects, named after the three major valleys that form the region the Natisone Valley dialect, the Torre Valley dialect, and the Resian dialect ... All the three dialects are part of the Littoral dialect group of Slovene, and are closely related to each other ... and Prepotto in many villages in these municipalities, the Friulian language has already replaced Slovene as the first language of communication ...
Slovene Language - Regulation
... Standard Slovene spelling and grammar are defined by the Orthographic Committee and the Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language, which are both part of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Slovenska ... The newest reference book of standard Slovene spelling (and to some extent also grammar) is the Slovenski pravopis (SP2001 Slovene Normative Guide) ... The official dictionary of modern Slovene, which was also prepared by SAZU, is Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika (SSKJ Standard Slovene Dictionary) ...
Gaj's Latin Alphabet - Usage in The Slovene Language
... the early 1840s, Gaj's alphabet was increasingly used for the Slovene language ... In the beginning, it was Slovene authors who treated Slovene as a variant of Croatian (such as Stanko Vraz) who most commonly used it, but it was later accepted by a large spectrum of ... The breakthrough came when the Slovene conservative leader Janez Bleiweis started using Gaj's script in his journal Kmetijske in rokodelske novice ("Agricultural and Artisan News)"), which was ...
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