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[Footnote 30:  See the second volume of Engel’s History of Hungary etc.  Katanesich Specimen phil. et geogr.  Pannon. etc. 1795.  Schaffarik’s Geschichte, etc. p. 226-31, 235, 265.]

[Footnote 31:  These two divisions of Military and Provincial Croatia constitute the modern Austrian kingdom of Croatia, which is united with that of Hungary.  See For.  Quart.  Review, Vol.  VII. p. 423 sq.]

[Footnote 32:  See p. 128 above.]

[Footnote 33:  Croatian philological works are:  Einleitung zur croat.  Spracklehre, Varasdin 1783.  Kornig’s Croat.  Sprachlehre, Agram 1795.  Gyurkovshky’s Croat.  Grammatik, 1825.  Rukevina v.  Liebstadt Kroatische Sprachformen, etc.  Trieste 1843.  Habdelich Dictionarium croat. lat.  Graetz 1670.  Belloszlenecz Gazophylacium s.  Latino-Illyricor. etc.  Agram 1740.  Jambressich’s Lex.  Lat. interpr. illyrica, germ. etc.  Agram 1742.]

[Footnote 34:  See Engel, etc.  III p. 469.]

[Footnote 35:  See the Wiener Jahrbuecher, 1822, Vol.  XVII.  See too the Glagolita Clozianus, and the article “On the Pannonian Origin of the Slavic Liturgy.”  See above, pp. 28, 39.]

[Footnote 36:  Schaffarik observes, Geschichte, p. 283, “The public library in the state-house was delivered to the Jesuits, who had just been introduced.  The books which these did not commit to the flames on the spot, perished in the great conflagration in 1774, together with the edifice of their college.  In all Carniola only two copies of Bohorizh’s grammar are known to exist”]

[Footnote 37:  Grammatik der Slavischen Sprache in Krain, Kaernthen, und Steyermark, Laibach 1808.]

[Footnote 38:  These are:  V. Vodnik’s Pismenost ali gramm. saperve shole, Laib. 1811.  Metelko’s Lehrgelaude der Slovenischen Sprache, 1825.  Schmigoz Theor. pract. wind.  Sprachlehre, Gratz 1812.  P. Dainko Lehrbuch der wind.  Sprache, Gratz 1825.  Mali Bezedniak Slovenskich, Laibach 1834.]

[Footnote 39:  Slovenske pjesmi Krajnskiga Naroda, Laibach 1839.]



According to the opinion of the Russian, and especially of the Bohemian philologians, Bulgaria and the adjacent regions of Macedonia, are the real home of the Old Slavic language; which was here, as they suppose, the language of the people in the time of Cyril, who was born in Thessalonica.[1] No other Slavic dialect however, as Kopitar remarks, has been so much affected as the Bulgarian by the course of time and foreign influence, both in its grammatical structure and its whole character.[2] It has an article, which, as if in order to show whence it was borrowed, is put after the word it qualifies, like that of the Walachians and Albanians.  Of the seven Slavic cases, only the nominative and vocative remain to it; all the rest being supplied by means of prepositions.  As Bulgaria has been for centuries the great thoroughfare of other nations, the Slavic natives have become mixed with Rumenians, Turco-Tartars, and perhaps Greeks, It is in this way, that the state of their language may be accounted for.

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