Tag: Language

NOTES ON BIEŁARUSIAN PRONUNCIATION AND TRANSLITERATIONS

The Biełarusian language uses two alphabets, Kirylica (Cyrillic) and Łacinka (Latin), but modern Biełarusians use mostly the Cyrillic alphabet. Spelling in the Cyrillic alphabet has two versions. The first one, Taraškievica, is based on the method elaborated by the linguist Branislaǔ Taraškievič (1892–1938). It was prohibited by the Soviets and replaced by the Soviet Narkomaǔka…