Bulgarian Language Web. A LANGUAGE PORTAL. NORSK
BULGARIAN IS OFFICIALLY SPOKEN IN
1. INTRODUCTION. All languages evolve with time.
Due to migrations, or for other reasons, a single language can evolve into a
whole family of related languages.
The branch of linguistics, responsible for the classification of the world’s
languages into families, is called comparative philology. Languages within a
single family can diverge into different branches
of languages. Still they remain related to a single ancestor from which they
developed. Alternatively, languages can become interrelated for reasons of
geographical closeness. Languages within one family share common grammatical
and lexical features. The most widely studied and researched family of
languages is the Indo-European.
Indo-European languages are spoken on both the European continent and the
Indian sub-continent, as well as in
European language family include the following:
- The Anatolian branch (includes the now extinct Hittite and Lydian)
- The Armenian or Thracian branch (includes Armenian)
- The Baltic branch (includes Latvian and Lithuanian, as well as the now extinct Old Prussian)
- The Celtic branch (includes Breton, Welsh, Scottish & Irish Gaelic, as well as the now extinct Cornish, Gaulish, Manx and Cumbrian)
- The Germanic branch (includes the following Germanic languages: English, German, Frisian, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faeroese and Yiddish)
- The Greek (or Hellenic) branch (includes Modern Greek, as well as the now extinct older forms of Greek)
- The Illyric branch (includes Albanian)
- The Indo-Aryan or Indic branch (includes
Hindi, Nepali, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Oriya, Marathi, Singhalese, as well as
the now extinct Sanskrit language)
- The Italic (also called Latin or Romance) branch (includes Italian,
French, Provencal, Rhaeto-Romanic, Spanish, Catalan,
Portuguese and Romanian) - The Iranian branch (includes modern Persian, also called Farsi or Iranian, Kurdish, Pashto, Baluchi and Tadjik, as well as the now extinct Old Persian)
- The Slavic branch (includes Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian,
Croatian, Bosnian, Slovenian or Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Sorbian, Russian, Ukrainian and Byelorussian).
LANGUAGE. The Bulgarian language, official language
3. IMPORTANT FEATURES. Bulgarian belongs to the Slavic branch of the Indo-European
languages and has played an important part in their historical development.
Old Bulgarian, also called Old Church Slavonic, has helped propel the Slavic
languages literarily. It was considered one of the three major literary
BULGARIAN LANGUAGE ONLINE
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InfoPlease encyclopedia article.
General info on Bulgarian.
Comprehensive information about the Bulgarian language and its origins. Bulgarian pronunciation guide.
Click here for some additional info about Bulgarian.
Here you can learn some basic Bulgarian phrases.
The Alphabet, basic spelling rules, phonetic rules, parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs. System of tenses.
Enter a Bulgarian sentence.
Converte Bulgarian (Cyrillic) into Bulgarian (Latin) and vice versa.
BULGARIAN ONLINE DICTIONARIES
SA Dictionary at News.bg.
Hot! Download SA Dictionary 2002 Professional.
Free online dictionary, translates to and from English.
This is a free community service, for fair use only.
More than 200,000 definitions, tens of thousands of phrases. Downloadable file.
The Bulgarian RECHNIK contains 2,365 common words and expressions in 6 languages - Bulgarian, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, & Italian.
Buy Ectaco’s Bulgarian electronic dictionary.
Once again, it’s Ectaco… Check it out!
The Alternative Bulgarian Dictionary: Long list of 6 (six!) Bulgarian swear words, nasty slang expressions, insults, profanities and vulgarisms.
ART & CULTURE
Bulgarian fine arts, applied arts, photography, icons, art galleries, theatre, architecture.
Online art & artifacts gallery.
History of the Proto-Bulgarians. The Proto-Bulgarian language, vocabulary & grammar. Thracian culture.
Thracian words, vocabulary, inscriptions
Web Magazine for art & culture.
Literature, art & culture digest.
Bulgarian archive of literature & the humanities, online bookstore & library.
Bulgarian artists, composers, producers
Multiple language translators: professional translations between English, French, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Chinese, Dutch and Bulgarian.
International providers of Bulgarian translations to and from various languages.
Oslo-based English-Bulgarian-Norwegian translator.
Bulgarian translator. Quality translations English to Bulgarian to Norwegian to English.
Tolker bulgarsk i Oslo-regionen.
Need a Bulgarian interpreter? Bulgarian interpretation services.
LEARN TO SPEAK BULGARIAN
Recommended book: learn Bulgarian at home.
By Kjetil Rå Hauge, Oslo University.
Bulgarsk som fag ved Universitetet i Oslo.
BULGARIAN PHRASE BOOKS AT TRAVLANG
Travlang’s quick fix phrase-finder: English.
Travlang’s quick fix phrase-finder: Bulgarian.
Travlang’s quick fix phrase-finder: bulgarsk.
Travlang’s quick fix phrase-finder: norsk.
Travlang’s quick fix phrase-finder: Deutsch.
Travlang’s quick fix phrase-finder: German.
Travlang’s quick fix phrase-finder: dansk.
Travlang’s quick fix phrase-finder: svenska.
Travlang’s quick fix phrase-finder: nederlands.
Buy Bulgarian books online.
Bulgarian book mail order catalog.
BULGARIAN NEWS ONLINE, NEWSPAPERS
Standart (Bulgarian, English)
Novoto vreme (Bulgarian, English)
Bulgaria Online (Bulgarian)
Bulgarian News Agency (Bulgarian, English)
Bulgarian TV (Bulgarian)
BBC (Bulgarian language news service)
Maritza Plovdiv (Bulgarian)
Bulgaria Online (English)
Bulgarian NewsScan (English)
A links portal.
The first Bulgarian portal.
WRITING SAMPLES OF BULGARIAN WORDS
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