Interesting facts about the Russian language

Most educated people understand the importance of the Russian language for our culture. That is why the site published many interesting articles on the Russian language.

Among them, such as "Features of the Russian language", "Common mistakes in the Russian language", etc. Surely Alexander Pushkin and Leo Tolstoy could talk a bit more about our language.

But we use what we have. So, the most interesting facts about the Russian language are offered to your attention.

An interesting fact is that the only word of the Russian language that does not have a root is the word "take out." It is believed that in this word the so-called zero rootwhich is in alternation with the root -im- (remove-im).

Before, around 18th century, this verb looked like take outand there was a material root in it, the same as in take off, hug (cf. shoot, hug, understand).

However, later the root-nya-was rethought as a suffix -nu- (as in to put, to blow).

Another unusual and interesting fact about the Russian language. The words "bull" and "bee" - one-root. Yes, yes, do not faint!

In the works of ancient Russian literature, the word bee was written as "beeke". The alternation of vowels / s is explained by the origin of both sounds from the same Indo-European sound u.

If we recall the dialect verb to chatthat has the meaning of “roaring”, “buzzing”, “buzzing” and etymologically related to the words of a bee, a bug and a bull, it becomes clear what the general meaning of these words was.

Another interesting fact about the Russian language, which you probably did not know. The longest nouns are "misanthropy" and "superior" (24 letters each; word forms 26 letters each).

Do you know that the longest dialect recorded by the Russian dictionary is “unsatisfactory” (19 letters). Although it should be noted that the overwhelming majority of qualitative adjectives in the th / th form adverbs in -o / -e, not always fixed by the dictionary.

And this is a very necessary interesting fact. Connoisseurs of the Russian language probably already know it. In Russian, there are so-called deficient verbs.

Sometimes the verb does not have any form, and this is due to the laws of euphony. For example, the word "win":

  • he will win
  • you will win
  • I ... will win? will run? to win

Philologists suggest using replacement constructions "I will win" or "I will become a winner."

Since the 1st person singular form is missing, the verb is “insufficient.”

Now you know enough interesting facts about the great and mighty Russian language. If you have any questions, you can ask them in the comments.

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