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Proto-Slavic
(9,031 words)

The entry provides a basic description of Proto-Slavic, the common ancestor of all historical and modern Slavic languages. The language was spoken until ca. 600 CE, after which it gradually disintegrated into separate dialects and ultimately languages. Although long extinct and never written, Proto-Slavic can …

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Majer, Marek, “Proto-Slavic”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032015>
First published online: 2020



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