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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Monday May 30, 2005
08:14 PM


[ #24952 ]
Dear Log,


* The majority of mainstream Serbian linguists still consider Serbo-Croatian to be one language with two variants. Also, the majority of Serbian linguists think that Serbo-Croatian is essentially a Serbian-based language. A minority among Serbian linguists are of the opinion that Serbo-Croatian did exist, but has, in the meantime, dissolved. A small minority aver that a "Serbo-Croatian" language has never existed and that this term designates a Croatian variant of the Serbian language.

* The majority of Croatian linguists think that there was never anything like a unified Serbo-Croatian language, but two different standard languages that overlapped sometime in the course of history. Also, they claim that no language has ever dissolved, since there was no Serbo-Croatian standard language. A minority of Croatian linguists deny that the Croatian standard language is based on the neo-Shtokavian dialect; also, another minority of Croatian linguists claim that the Serbian language is an offshoot of Croatian, since as a system of dialects it is a subset of the Croatian system of dialects.

* The majority of Bosniak linguists consider that the Serbo-Croatian language still exists and that it is based on the Bosnian idiom. A minority of Bosniak linguists think that Croats and Serbs have, historically, "misappropriated" the Bosnian language for their political and cultural agenda.