Different languages are spoken all over the world. Even in US cities like Kingsgate (Washington) and Seattle (Washington) you can come across numerous people from all across the world who speak different languages. To understand each language is not at all an easy task. However, for business reasons or international dealings the need to understand the language of the other party is very important. In such cases the need to have an interpreter is felt strongly. Whether it is any US city like Seattle (Washington) or Bellevue (Washington) or anywhere in the world, the basic job of an interpreter is to mediate between speakers of various languages.
Today the countries of the former Yugoslavia have become an interesting spot for numerous investors and exporters since they enjoy increasing prosperity and stability in these places. People in this part of the world speak in various different languages mazedonische Sprache However, sometimes it gets difficult to understand the basic difference between Croatian, Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, and Slovenian languages. Here are some minor details about the languages:
- Serbo-Croatian: For numerous years, this was the primary language spoken all over the former Yugoslavia. Many believe that this language was created by communists in order to smoothen the nationalistic feelings in the region.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: People residing in this part of the former Yugoslavia are comprised of three primary ethnic groups; Croatian, Muslim and Serbian. The Croatian and Serbian groups of people speak Croatian and Serbian respectively, whereas, Muslims call their language as Bosnian. However, all three are the official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Slovenia: Slovenians and Macedonians who were educated during the era of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia are the best people to understand both Croatian and Serbian languages. Thus it is normal to understand that translations for these two languages would not work for these countries.
- Macedonian: This is the most widely spoken language in the country. For this region the mere knowledge of Macedonian language is good enough. However, due to the rapid growth of Albanians in Macedonia, the need for documents in Albania may grow in the future.
Bulgarian Language – An Overview
Bulgaria, a country in Eastern Europe and home to almost 8 million people, joined the European Union in 2007. It was one of the most visited tourist places in Europe last year, having no less than 7-8 million visitors.
The official language in Bulgaria is Bulgarian – a Slavic language at source but which, with time, has grown apart from its origin. Now, alongside the Macedonian language, it is one of the most modern Slavic languages in the world.
Bulgarian was the first Slavic written language. It was attested in the 9th century and the first text written in Bulgarian is a Bible translated from Greek by St. Cyril and St. Methodius.
In the 13th century, Bulgaria was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and slowly Bulgarian separated from other Slavic languages, mainly because of the Turkish influence, but also because of the influence from the non-slavic neighbours. Bulgarian lost the Slavonic case system and developed the suffixed definite article, keeping at the same time a large number of verbs common mostly to old Slavic.
Modern Bulgarian language is the direct consequence of their struggle for independence and freedom from the Ottoman Empire. The late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century were marked by the substitution of a large number of words with Turkish influence with words from the old Bulgarian language and also with Russian words.
Written Bulgarian underwent several changes in history. It began as a runic alphabet which during the 9th century was replaced by the Glagolitic alphabet, created by St. Cyril and St. Methodius.
During the 11th century a new form of writing was used by Bulgarians, the Cyrillic alphabet, which was in fact a combination of Greek and Hebrew letters.
Bulgarian is divided into two dialects: the Western dialect, sometimes called “hard speech” and the Eastern dialect called “soft speech”.
Modern Bulgarian language has 30 letters, each letter stands for a specific sound, making it less difficult to pronounce the words and also reducing the difficulty of learning the language.