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The Bulgarian Language

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  • 1. The Bulgarian Language
  • 2. Do you know that: The Bulgarian language is Indo-European language of South Slavic group of languages.
  • 3. Bulgarian was the first Slavic language attested in writing.The development of the Bulgarian language may be divided into several periods:
  • 4. Prehistoric period (until 9 century) It occurred between the Slavonic migration to eastern Balkans and the mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia in the 860s.
  • 5. Old Bulgarian (9th to 12th century)The beginning of the Old Bulgarian language is placed with the creation (862 or 863) of the alphabet (Glagolitic, also known as Glagolitsa) by Saints Cyril and Methodius.
  • 6. Old Bulgarian (9th to 12th century)In the late 9th century another Bulgarian alphabet was established - the Cyrillic alphabet. The Old Bulgarian language is the basis for the establishment of Russian, Serbian, Slovenian and Croatian alphabets.
  • 7. Middle Bulgarian (12th to 15th century)It is a literary norm that evolved from the earlier Old Bulgarian. It was a language of rich literary activity and the official administration language of the Second Bulgarian Empire.
  • 8. Modern Bulgarian – dates from the 16th century onwards.Saint Paisius of Hilendar was a key Bulgarian National Revival figure. He is most famous for being the author of Istoriya Slavyanobolgarskaya.
  • 9. Question:Do you know how manyletters there are in ourlanguage?
  • 10. Today the Bulgarian language is one of the 23 official languages of the EC.
  • 11. We are all one big family- the family of united Europe with our cultures, traditions and languages.

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