Reading/Writing

Cyrillic and how to learn it

The Russian language uses its own form of the Cyrillic script (Кириллица in Russian). Several other Slavic and non-Slavic languages also use Cyrillic. If you can already read Cyrillic just fine, that’s great, but this post will still be useful to you. If you have absolutely no knowledge at all, then this is a great… Continue reading Cyrillic and how to learn it

Reading/Writing

Why does Cyrillic look the way it does?

Have you ever wondered why Russian’s Cyrillic letters look the way they do? The earliest form of Cyrillic was based on the Greek uncial script and the Glagolitic alphabet. The Glagolitic alphabet was created by the monks St. Cyril and St. Methodius in the 9th century. Many people believe that Cyril and Methodius created Cyrillic,… Continue reading Why does Cyrillic look the way it does?

Reading/Writing

On The Russian Hard Sign…

In modern Russian, the hard sign is kind of rare. But did you know that it used to be quite common? That’s right! It was just as common as the soft sign until the Russian Revolution. After the Revolution, a spelling reform took place and the hard sign was taken away where it wasn’t needed.