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Which language is this?

Postby Jean-Serge » Wed 5 February 2014 9:54 am

I would like to know in which language are written the following texts at this link, both right and left columns. Russian, Slavonic?

http://azbyka.ru/bogosluzhenie/triod_po ... t_pv.shtml

http://azbyka.ru/bogosluzhenie/triod_po ... b_pv.shtml
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Re: Which language is this?

Postby Alexander Kuzmin » Wed 5 February 2014 10:31 am

Left column is a text of service in Church-Slavonic language written with Modern Russian letters. Many church books are published like this.

Right column is the same text translated into Modern Russian.
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Re: Which language is this?

Postby Jean-Serge » Wed 5 February 2014 12:02 pm

Thank you. Is the Russian version normally understandable to any native Russian speaker?
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Re: Which language is this?

Postby Alexander Kuzmin » Wed 5 February 2014 12:11 pm

Church-slavonic text in Russian letters is even easier to read than Church-slavonic text in Church-slavonic letters. And the meaning is the same.

But Modern Russian translation of Church-slavonic texts is usually not so deep as its old original. So if native Russian speaker reads text in Church-slavonic (in modern letters) for the first time, he will understand it only in parts. But I think this is mostly because of the ideas, but because of the language.
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