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Novoslavski is a constructed language intended for
communication between speakers of different Slavic languages. It is similar to other constructed languages
including Slovianski and Neoslavonic, as well as native Slavic languages like Russian and Serbian. The
grammar has been simplified considerably by reduction in the number and complexity of inflections in
nouns , verbs and adjectives. It is hoped that this has not reduced the resulting language to an Esperanto-like
state where a great number of words have become unrecognisable and sound ridiculous to the ear of a native
Slavic speaker, but that the sound of the language remains reasonably recognisable to them.
This short course attempts to present the grammar in logical stages, building on the previous
sections. It is expected that someone wishing to learn Novoslavski already has some knowledge of one or
more Slavic languages, but this is not essential. Throughout the text, all Novoslavski words are given in both
Latin and Cyrillic characters, to assist persons who are unfamiliar with Cyrillic texts. Some brief exercises
are included as illustrations of the grammar outlined in each section
It is possible to utilise either Latin or Cyrillic to write Novoslavski, although Cyrillic is the preferred
option as it does not require accented characters. Minor variations in orthography are possible if certain
characters are not available on particular word processors, such as the substitution of y, j, ja, je and ju for
Cyrillic ы, й, я, ѣ and ю. The alphabets and writing conventions are detailed in the next section.

Neuter Declensions, Irregular Nouns, Uses of the Cases
LEKCIJA 2 ADJECTIVES :- Hard & Soft Stems, Comparative & Superlative Adjectives,
Irregular Comparatives
LEKCIJA 3 PRONOUNS :- Personal Pronouns, Possessive Pronouns, Demonstrative
Pronouns, Relative Pronouns, Emphatic Pronouns, Questions
LEKCIJA 4 PRONOUNS :- Interrogative Pronouns & Adverbs, Prepositions, Expressions
of Time, Present Tense of Verbs
LEKCIJA 5 VERBS :- 2nd Conjugation, Past Tense, The Verb “to be “, Future &
Conditional Tenses
LEKCIJA 6 VERBS :- Passive Voice, Participles 24
LEKCIJA 7 VERBS :- Perfective & Imperfective Aspects, Perfective & Reflexive Verbs,
Verbal Nouns
LEKCIJA 8 NUMBERS :- Expressions of Time, Dates, 30
GRAMMAR TABLES :- Declension of Nouns, Adjectives, & Pronouns
Conjugations of Verbs

Novoslavski – Новославски
by Robert F. Hancock © 2016
Novoslavski – Новославски
Novoslavski is written in two alternative alphabets, Latin and Cyrillic. These are shown in the table below :

A a А а А а ay “a” as in father
B b Б б Б б be “b” as in book
C c Ц ц Ц ц tse “ts” as in hats
Č č Ч ч Ч ч che “ch” as in church
D d Д д Д д de “d” as in door
E e Е е Е е eh “e” as in egg
F f Ф ф Ф ф ef “f” as in fat
G g Г г Г г ge “g” as in good
H h Х х Х х kha “ch” as in loch
I i И и И и ii “i” as in it, but longer
J j Й й [ J j ] Й й ii kratko “y” as in boy Note 1
K k К к К к ke “k” as in king
L l Л л Л л ell “l” as in like Note 4
M m М м М м em “m” as in man Note 4
N n Н н Н н en “n” as in next
O o O o О о ou “o” as in hot
P p П п П п pe “p” as in pot
R r Р р Р р err “r” as in trill
S s С с С с ess “s” as in sit
Š š Ш ш Ш ш sha “sh” as in shop Note 3
T t Т т Т т te “t” as in tap Note 3
U u У у У у oo “oo” as in boot
V v В в В в ve “v” as in vat
Y y Ы ы Ы ы yeri “i” as in [bit <> beet]
Z z З з З з ze “z” as in zoo
Ž ž Ж ж Ж ж zhe “z” as in azure
JU ju Ю ю Ю ю yu “y + u” as in union
JA ja Я я Я я ya “y + a” as in yard
' ' Ь ь Ь ь Mekky znak Soft marker Note 2
JE je Ѣ ѣ Ѣ ѣ yet “y + e” as in yellow

Text in the lessons is given in both normal and italic Cyrillic to familiarise the reader with these
1. Cyrillic й is used for Latin j, except between two consonants, or following a consonant with
no vowel, when ь is used, or before a, e or u, when я , ѣ or ю are used. The combination jo
is written as йo in Cyrillic ( the Russian ё is not used ) and ji is written as йи. If the font
does not have й , then Latin j may be used.
2. Words which end in consonant + ' are written in Cyrillic with ь ( soft consonant ).
3. In handwriting, a bar is written above т and below ш to distinguish them from п and и.
4. Handwritten л and м begin with a small hook, this is important to distinguish them from и
( which doesn't have a hook and begins above the bottom line )
5. The palatalised vowels я , ѣ, ю, йи, and йo, or the soft sign ь never follow the letters ц, ч,
х, ш or ж.
6. A word can never begin with the letters ы or ь.
3 Novoslavski – Новославски