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We keep adding new entries every day. <li>We hope to reach our goal of 300.000 words by the end of the year 2009. <li>The SlavicNet English-Serbian-English dictionary consists of several dictionaries, which you search simultaneously by entering a search word. <li>The main English-Serbian dictionary is in <b>`tokavian dialect - Serbian ekavian variant</b> and consists of over 200.000 words from several sources. <li>Serbs in Bosnia, Montenegro and Croatia speak <b>`tokavian dialect - Serbian ijekavian variant</b>. <li>The founder of the modern Serbian language, Vuk Stefanovic - Karadzic <li>Karadzic propagated the idea <b>`tokavian dialect - Serbian ijekavian variant</b> shall be the official dialect of all Serbs. <li>I recommend this dictionary to Croats and Bosnians too, since there is not significant differences in "our three languages". </div> </div> <br> <!-- Serbian-English-Serbian Dictionary Send EMALI to Webmaster --> <div class="pagebody"> <div id="navbar"> <center> <table> <tr> <td> <table> <tr> <td> <font color="blue"> Send Email to the Webmaster </font> </td> <td> <table> <tr> <td> <CENTER> <A href="mailto:slavicnet@hotmail.com"> <IMG alt="Send Email" border=0 hspace=3 src="http://www.slavicnet.com/images/send-email.gif"> </A> </CENTER> </td> <td> <span STYLE="CURSOR: hand" onClick="this.style.behavior='url(#default#homepage)'; &#13;&#10;&#9;&#9;&#9;&#9;&#9; this.setHomePage('http://www.slavicnet.com/');"> <font color="blue"> Please, help SLAVICNET dictionary to become better! 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"dete" vs. "dijete" vs. "dite" - meaning "child". <li>This reminds me on American spelling-rules which omitted 'U' in words ending in 'OUR' (eg: color/colour, etc.)<br><br> <li><b>Serbs speak ekavian and ijekavian</b> variant; <b>Croats speak ijekavian and ikavian</b> variant of `tokavian dialect. <li>Croats have a problem with the fact they <b>share ijekavian</b> variant with Serbs. <li>Croatian ijekavian variant has <b>some, but not so much significant, differences</b> from Serbian ijekavian variant.<br><br> <li>Please, don't get confused with "extensive analysis" those languages on the web, like <b>WORDIQ</B> web site... <li>... The best way to compare two languages is to compare spelling in their dictionaries! <li>... I did the count, the differences will be soon published on the web site. <li>... Serbian and Croatian share over 80% words that have identical spelling. <li>... (that's why those two languages are commonly called Serbo-Croatian) <li>... Over 10% of the remaining words are variants of the same word (have the same root). <li>... Less than 10% words have different roots. <li>Similar results I have for British vs. American English Dictionary on the site. <li>My results will <b>"burn" Bosnian language</b>, too. <br><br> <li>Over <b>93% words</b> in <b>Serbian ekavian dialect</b> have identical spelling in <b>Serbian ijekavian dialect</b>. <li>Serbian alphabet is made by Vuk Stefanovic - Karadzic, the founder of Serbian modern language.<br><br> <li><b>Croatian Latin alphabet</b> is a Latin interpretation of the <b>Serbian Cyrillic alphabet</b>. <li>Both, Serbian and Croat alphabet, have <b>30 letters, which represent 30 identical sounds</b>. <li>Croats have 23 letters from English alphabet (all but <b>X</b>,<b>Y</b> and <b>W</b>). <li>Croats "borrowed" some letters from Czech (<b></b>,<b>~</b>,<b>a</b>) and Polish (<b></b>,<b></b>,<b>d~</b>) alphabets. Each letter represents a single sound. <li>Croats also have two-letter combinations (<b>nj</b>,<b>lj</b>), each of them representing a single sound. <li>The last point is the reason why Croatian alphabet is a few steps far from perfection. <li>Serbian is the only language that has a single letter representation for "<b>nj</b>" and "<b>lj</b>" sounds.<br><br> <li>Serbian alphabet is the only perfect alphabet in the world, all sounds of the language are represented by a single letter. <li>The founder of the Serbian modern alphabet made a rule: "<b>Write as you speak, speak as you write</b>". <li>Sadly, most Serbs in their daily lives use Croatian Latin alphabet, mainly because Cyrillic was suppressed during the Communist era. <li>Most Serbian and Croatian pages on the Internet are published in a quasi-alphabet which consist of only 23 English letters. </div> </div> <br> <!-- srpski rijecnik, srpski rijenik, srpski renik, srpski recnik, srpski rijecnik, srpski rijenik, srpski renik, srpski recnik --> <div class="pagebody"> <div id="navbar"> <table> <tr> <td> <font color="blue">Home Page</font> </td> <td> <table> <tr> <td> <CENTER> <span "CURSOR: hand" onClick="this.style.behavior='url(#default#homepage)'; &#13;&#10;&#9;&#9;&#9;&#9;&#9; this.setHomePage('http://www.slavicnet.com/');"> <IMG border=0 height=45 hspace=3 src="http://www.slavicnet.com/dva_files/startpage-sm.gif" width=65> </span> </CENTER> </td> <td> <span STYLE="CURSOR: hand" onClick="this.style.behavior='url(#default#homepage)'; &#13;&#10;&#9;&#9;&#9;&#9;&#9; this.setHomePage('http://www.slavicnet.com/');"> <font color="blue">Make SlavicNet your homepage</font> </span> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> <br> <!-- Bosnian vs. Croatian language, Bosnian vs. Serbian language, obsolete words from Serbian language --> <div class="pagebody"> <div id="navbar"> <li>It is utopia to think that <b>Bosnian language</b> exists. <li>Bosnian Muslims speak Croatian, but they have been trying to create a language of their own. <li>Their dictionary has many words from other foreign languages like Turkish and Arabian. 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