In 1990 Prof. Dr. Otto Kronsteiner from Austria wrote: "OldBulgarian language became a cultural language of allOrthodox Slavs. It is the first public literary language inmedieval Europe long before the occurrence of Europeanliterary languages like German, French, Italian, English,Russian.“ In time Romanians accept the Cyrillic alphabet and use ituntil the mid-nineteenth century, when adopting Latin.Thats why there are so many Bulgarian words in Romanianlanguage.
About 14% of Romanian wordsare of Slavic origin. This is dueto the migration of Slavic tribeswho traversed the territory ofpresent-day Romania during theearly evolution of the language.Such a large percentage of thesame words in two not quiteclosely related language is reallyextraordinary.Two types of Slavic borrowingscan be distinguished inRomanian. First came everydaywords describing animals andemotional states, as well asgrammatical features appearingin spoken and writtenRomanian.