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Serbian in a nutshell

The Serbian language (srpski jezik) is used mainly in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and by Serbs abroad (Serbian expatriates). The previous standard is known as Serbo-Croatian, which is now split into Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian language standards.

The Serbian language uses two distinct writing systems (alphabets): a variation on the Cyrillic alphabet, devised by Vuk Karadžic, and a variation on the Latin alphabet, devised by Ljudevit Gaj. The letters of these two alphabets map to each other one-to-one.

In its writing system, Serbian and Croatian follows the principle 'a letter per sound'. This principle is represented by the saying, "Write as you speak and read as it is written".

Source: Wikipedia




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