Grammar of the Church Slavonic Language
The Church Slavonic (Slavic) language was devised in the ninth century. Based on Old Bulgarian, it was created by the Greek missionary brothers Cyril and Methodius. As the first written Slavic language it has become the mother of all modern Slavic languages and continues in daily use in the services of the Slavic Orthodox Churches. (Russian, Bulgarian, Polish etc.) This is a comprehensive grammar of the Church Slavonic language, covering etymology, parts of speech, and syntax. This English edition was translated from the Russian and includes an explanation of grammatical points that would be taken for granted by a native Russian speaker. Long used as a seminary textbook both in North America and Russia, Archbishop Alypy's work is an absolutely unique publication in English and is essential for anyone desiring to study Church Slavonic, from beginning learner to advanced scholar. Texts for practice are largely drawn from the Gospels. This is both a unique and authoritative work.
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1st Person 2nd person 3rd person accusative action Acts adverbs Akathist aorist Aposticha Christ combination compound conjunction consonant copula dative declension declined disciples Dual example expressed Feminine gender genitive gutturals hath Holy hushing imperfect impf indicates infinitive stem Instr iotated Jesus John Kings kwth long form Lord Luke main clause Mark masculine Matins Matth meaning mood nominative nouns object oblique Octoechos Old Church Slavonic Old Slavonic optative mood oyEO passive participle past passive perfective aspect pluperfect plural Prayer predicate prefixes Prep preposition pres present tense pronouns Russian sense sentence short form short subordinate clause sibilants signifying singular Subjunctive Mood subordinate clause suffix thee things transitive verbs unto usually verbs vocative vowel words