SLOVIANSKI

These pages present the grammar of Slovianski, the intermediate level of Interslavic. This grammar level is primarily intended for communication between Slavs of different nationalities, but can of course also be used by non-Slavs as a means to achieve maximal understandability in contacts with Slavs.

This grammar model is entirely based on forms common to the Slavic languages, and when no common forms exist, on majority solutions. The purpose is a completely natural and very broadly understandable language with fairly simple and regular means. This is achieved both by avoiding elements most languages can do without anyway, and regularising things as much as can be accomplished without introducing non-existing forms. As a result, Slovianski is equipped with gender distinction (present in all Slavic languages), singular and plural, six cases (present in all Slavic languages except Bulgarian and Macedonian), four declensions (the minimum that is necessary to avoid artificial looking forms), three verb tenses and only one conjugation. Although some irregularity and exceptions cannot be avoided, most of it is eliminated using means provided by the Slavic languages themselves.

Contents:

Alphabet Nouns Adjectives Pronouns Numerals Verbs Prepositions
Alphabet
Representation
Masculine declension
Neuter declension
Feminine declension
Irregular nouns
The vocative
Inflection
Adverbs
Comparison
Personal
Reflexive
Possessive
Demonstrative
Relative
Interrogative/definite/indefinite
Pronominal adverbs
Cardinal
Ordinal
Fractions
Collective
Multiplicative
Differential
Substantivised numbers
Twin births
Stem
Infinitives
Present tense
Past tense
Future tense
Imperative
Conditional
Participles
The passive voice
Irregular verbs
 
Conjunctions
 
Syntax