Day: April 1, 2016

Why are the current Serbo-Croatian languages still based on the same standard dialect as opposed to the local dialects they still coexist with?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Other Languages

Inertia. The standards are already there, and presumably will have already made massive inroads against the local dialects. It’s very difficult to change your standard language if you already have one, and build a new standard. It’s much easier to just rebadge your existing standard with some tweaks. So it’s easier to keep standard Croatian […]