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Title: Help with finding an Old Church Slavonic grammar....
Post by: Justinian on June 24, 2009, 11:53:49 AM
Greetings!

I am currently starting a project in my Linguistics class and I wanted to choose Old Church Slavonic as the language for that project. However, my professor believes that Old Slavonic would be interesting, but he doubts that there is a grammar that includes a systematic analysis of the language's phonology. Does anyone here know if such a book exists, and if so, where could I purchase it?

Thanks so much!

Justinian
Title: Re: Help with finding an Old Church Slavonic grammar....
Post by: ialmisry on June 24, 2009, 12:00:19 PM
Greetings!

I am currently starting a project in my Linguistics class and I wanted to choose Old Church Slavonic as the language for that project. However, my professor believes that Old Slavonic would be interesting, but he doubts that there is a grammar that includes a systematic analysis of the language's phonology. Does anyone here know if such a book exists, and if so, where could I purchase it?

Thanks so much!

Justinian

Old Church Slavonic, or Church Slavonic?

For OCS, see Lunt's grammar.
http://books.google.com/books?id=7BXJgfIo_fYC&pg=PA29&dq=Lunt+Slavonic+sound
Title: Re: Help with finding an Old Church Slavonic grammar....
Post by: Michael L on June 24, 2009, 12:01:48 PM
Greetings!

I am currently starting a project in my Linguistics class and I wanted to choose Old Church Slavonic as the language for that project. However, my professor believes that Old Slavonic would be interesting, but he doubts that there is a grammar that includes a systematic analysis of the language's phonology. Does anyone here know if such a book exists, and if so, where could I purchase it?

Thanks so much!

Justinian

Grammar of the Church Slavonic Language
by Archbishop Alypy, translated by Archpriest John Shaw

Description:
This is perhaps the only book available in English for those who wish to study Church Slavonic. Very thorough. Covers Etymology, Parts of Speech, Syntax, etc. 438 pages.

http://www.light-n-life.com/shopping/order_product.asp?ProductNum=GRAM500

Good Luck on your project!
Title: Re: Help with finding an Old Church Slavonic grammar....
Post by: Rosehip on June 24, 2009, 12:06:06 PM
I haven't compared Church Slavonic grammars, but there is one I've used written by Joseph Mcclellan, who is a CS language specialist. I found his book excellent, but unfortunately, it is no longer in my possession (I lent it to someone who has never returned it :().  I believe it is the CS we use in the church services and not OCS.
Title: Re: Help with finding an Old Church Slavonic grammar....
Post by: yBeayf on June 24, 2009, 12:07:45 PM
Are you looking for Church Slavonic, or true Old Church Slavonic? If the latter, The Slavonic Languages (http://www.amazon.com/Slavonic-Languages-Routledge-Language-Descriptions/dp/0415280788/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1245859219&sr=8-1) has some in-depth treatment of its phonology. Archbishop Alypy's grammar is for CS, not OCS, so if you're looking for OCS it won't be of any help.