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56. Speaking Serbian, Slovenian, Russian & German

Released Monday, 10th May 2021
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Hello Language Lovers! Thank you for joining me for this episode of Speaking Tongues- the podcast in conversation with multilinguals. This week my guest is Dina, the host of the Slavstvuyte Podcast and we’re discussing her languages of Serbian, Slovenian, Russian and German. 

Now, this is the first time on this show that we’re talking about Slovenian and Serbian and I was so excited to have this conversation to learn from Dina. In this episode, she tells us about moving to Slovenia from Serbia as a teenager and what her experience was like having to navigate school and social life in a new language that she didn’t understand. We also talk about mutual intelligibility among Slavic languages including a dialect of Serbian that shares words with Macedonian and Bulgarian. Dina tells us how the Turkish language has influences on Serbian and we also talk about how she grew to love Russian and the complicated feelings that come from growing apart from her Serbian roots. And because we’re discussing a region that has had some big changes in the recent past, we also discuss the Serbo-Croatian language and its controversies. 

Big thank you to Dina for having this conversation in this episode and for sharing your languages and cultures. If you want to hear more about Slavic languages, make sure you listen to the Slavstvuyte podcast which you can find a link to in the shownotes. If you enjoy this episode, don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the Speaking Tongues Podcast on Apple Podcasts so that other language lovers like ourselves can find the show! And, If you’ve been a long time listener of the show or a recent listener, you can now support the show on Buy Me a Coffee dot com. Links to all platforms are in the show notes!

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