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The Bulgarian language is a member of the Slavic linguistic group. It is the first written Slavic language and its creation dates back to the 860s.
During its development, the Bulgarian language passed trough several historic periods: Prehistoric, Old Bulgarian, Middle Bulgarian and Modern Bulgarian. During those eras the language changed considerably and a lot of foreign words were adopted.
The first Bulgarian alphabet, the Glagolics, was created by the brothers Saints Cyril and Methodius and was later simplified and renamed in Cyril’s honor to Cyrillic. The Cyrillic alphabet is also used in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Macedonia, Serbia. The Bulgarian and Macedonian languages are mutually intelligible.
The Bulgarian alphabet contains 32 characters which represent the most used sounds in the language. The spelling is comparatively easy because in Bulgarian, every word is written exactly as it sounds.
Dialects of the Bulgarian language
There are two main dialects formed on the Bulgarian territory: Western and Eastern. The Western speech sounds more “hard” and the Eastern – “soft”. The difference is basically in the Slavic letter “iod” which is read as “ia” in the West and as “ee” at East. The difference in pronunciation can be seen in the following example:
The word “milk” in Eastern dialect would be “mleko”, while in the West it would sound like “mliako”. More examples and other Bulgarian phrases can be found in the phrase section of this website.
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