Yaziq wrote:Is Old Bulgarian the same as Old Church Slavonic?
Delodephius wrote:Old Bulgarian can mean two things:
1) the language of the Bulgars, a nomadic warrior society that took control over much of eastern Balkans
§20. Consequently with different understanding about the origin and territory of the Old Slavonic language the name also changed.
With the name the intent was:
1) either to point to the tribal and territorial qualification of the Old Slavonic language;
2) or to point to the character and function of the Old Slavonic language.
On the basis of the former – the term ALTBULGARISCHE SPRACHE (= Old Bulgarian language) was created by German linguists Schleicher and Leskien which today is still used ONLY by Bulgarian linguists.
The weak points of this term are: - Old Bulgarian can be mistaken for the language of the old Turanian or Turkic Bulgars who still haven't melded with the Slavic speakers in the 9th century; - it doesn't explain the Macedonian character of the Old Slavonic language, thus it doesn't give an accurate idea about the tribal qualification of the Old Slavonic language; - it presents a wrong idea that the Modern Bulgarian language is a further development of the Old Bulgarian language; - it cannot be used to designate all Old Slavonic texts; - it doesn't give the idea about the Old Slavonic as a written language and Old Slavonic as a sacral language.
Delodephius wrote:Outside of Bulgaria there is no mention of Prabulgarski, Proto-Bulgarian.
Delodephius wrote:Macedonians consider themselves descendants of the Ancient Macedonians, which genetically is accurate
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