I remember Old Church Slavonic fondly. Once the linguists in the class explained the three velar palatalizations to me and the prof pointed out that only God and Jesus were animate male nouns that declined as I expected them to (at first), the class was awesome. Twice a week, six grad students would sit in a classroom, reading and analyzing passages from the Bible. We'd honk all the nasal vowels and grunt the semi-vowels. Aorists! Participles! The dual! We learned all of those weird UFO and alien looking cyrillic characters AND we learned glagolitic. Oh, how I wanted to be able to type up my glagolitic homework! Well, now I can. It's a pity that my OCS days are over.


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