Language Standardization and the Ukrainian Toponym Čornobylj Cover Image

Jezično normiranje i ukrajinsko zemljopisno ime Čornobylj
Language Standardization and the Ukrainian Toponym Čornobylj

Author(s): Milan Nosić
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages, South Slavic Languages, Philology
Published by: Hrvatsko filološko društvo
Keywords: Language Standardization; Ukrainian Toponym Čornobylj; Croatian language; Philology; Linguistics;

Summary/Abstract: This article discusses the adoption of foreign geographic names into the system of the Croatian language on the example of the Ukrainian town of Čornobylj. The principal rule prescribes that foreign names, with the exception of a small number of names adopted a long time ago and Croatianized names, are adopted in their original form from the languages using Latin script, whereas the names from the languages with non-Latin script undergo the process of transliteration. In Croatian, more than in any other Slavic language, there is significant normative rambling regarding the spelling of the name Čornobylj.

  • Issue Year: 61/2014
  • Issue No: 4-5
  • Page Range: 140-152
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Croatian