Serbian New Testament

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Serbian New Testament - Holy Synod Version w/Serbian Orthodox Notes (Hard Cover) 

ISBN-10: 1843640112    ISBN-13: 9781843640110
Published date - 2001-12-01
Format: Hardcover

About the Serbian Translation:

The first Serbian Bible of Atanasie Ivanović Stoiković (published by the Russian Bible Society at Saint Petersburg, 1824) is not written in the vernacular, but is a mixture of Church Slavonic and Serbian.A translation of the New Testament into Serbian was made by Vuk Stefanović Karad?ić, the founder of modern Serbian literature, and published at Vienna in 1847. The Old Testament was translated by Vuk's pupil Đuro Daničić and issued at Belgrade in 1868.

About the Serbian Language:

The Serbian language is a South Slavic language, spoken chiefly in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and in the Serbian diaspora. Standard Serbian is based on the Shtokavian dialect, like the modern Croatian and Bosnian, with which it is mutually intelligible, and was previously unified with under the standard known as Serbo-Croatian. It counts among the official (and minority) languages of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Romania, Republic of Macedonia and Hungary.

The alphabet used to write Serbian is a variation on the Cyrillic alphabet, was devised by Vuk Stefanović Karad?ić. The Serbian Latin alphabet is based on Ljudevit Gaj's reform.

Serbian orthography is very consistent: it is an approximation of the principle "one letter per sound". This principle is represented by Adelung's saying, "Write as you speak and read as it is written", the principle used by Vuk Karad?ić when reforming the Cyrillic orthography of Serbian in the 19th century.

Most of the European linguists from outside the Balkans regard still scientifically the Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Montenegrin languages as just one language ? the Serbo-Croatian.





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