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The long war over
the Ukrainian language

Boston Globe, by Britt Peterson

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 3/16/2014 7:06:23 AM

As Americans have been learning in recent weeks, Russia sometimes has its own way of describing events—like when Vladimir Putin claimed on March 4, despite the presence of Russian troops on the ground, that he hadn’t invaded the Crimean region of east Ukraine. Then there’s the narrative about what is spoken in that invaded country: namely, the Ukrainian language. (Snip) The claim that Ukrainian isn’t a language has been one of the drumbeats of the Russian-Ukrainian relationship for centuries. It’s true that the distinction between a language and a dialect is notoriously slippery, often more about politics than mutual intelligibility

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I didn´t even realize there was a Ukrainian language until recently.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lala, 3/16/2014 9:38:22 AM     (No. 9770826)

It´s like American English and Australian English. Same but different.

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