Slavic People are one people, one race, one nation, originally speaking the same language, and today speaking several dialects of the same language. Over the centuries the dialects have gradually drifted apart. Nevertheless, to this day, any two Slavic people, no matter where they come from, can talk to each other without major difficulties.
Panslavic language is a neutral Slavic language, uniting the cultures and economies of the Slavic peoples, enabling them to communicate directly with one another, using the same, neutral Panslavic Language. SLOVIO is the first pan-slavic language, first published with all it's grammar in summer of 2001. In 2002 there are known two other attempts to create a pan-Slavic language: Slovo and Proslava .
What is the basic difference between SLOVIO and the other two attempts? Slovio is a very simplified universal planned Slavic language, with simple and logical grammar, and with simplified spelling and pronounciation. It is easy to learn, read, write and pronounce not only for Slavic speakers, but for all speakers of any language. It is not only a universal Slavic language but also a universal international language. On the other hand, Slovo follows another philosophy. It's aim is the creation of a universal Slavic language with all the usual complexities of grammar, accents, spelling and pronounciation. Slovo emphasizes its origin from and its similarity to the original pan-slavic language. Its main goal is the simplification of the communication between Slavic speakers and to a lesser extent between the speakers of other languages. Proslava is somewhere between Slovio and Slovo. The basic vocabularies of Slovio, Slovo and Proslava, just like those of the other Slavic languages, are very similar, and these 3 variants of the pan-slavic language are mutually intelligible.
While Slavic Languages are very similar to each other, and mutually intelligible, because of the vastness of the territories inhabited by Slavic peoples, over the centuries, many annoying differences in grammar and writing have developed. It is the role of the World Slavic Congress to develop a common Slavic Language, very logical, easy to learn by all peoples of the World, and understandable without learning to all Slavic peoples. Effort on the first common slavic language has succeeded in 2001 with the creation and publication of SLOVIO.
PAST ATTEMPTS TO CREATE A SIMPLIFIED SLAVIC LANGUAGE:
Universal Slavic Language:
SLOVIO, BASIC CRITERIA.
There are several basic criteria that Slovio, the Universal Slavic Language has to meet:
1. The alphabet, has to be such that it would be clearly understood and easily learned not only by all Slavic peoples, but by all peoples of the World.
2. The alphabet and spelling system must be compatible with the major languages of the world and must not create any confusion for English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese nor Chinese speakers.
3. The spelling system has to be such that Slovio Language can accept and absorb words from other languages without the need to change their spelling. That's why the spelling system of the Slovio Language has to be such as to make clear distinction between Slavic and non Slavic words, without creating any confusion between them.
4. The letters and symbols used by Slovio Language have to be present on all the contemporary computer keyboards of the world, and have to be legible by all standard browsers and operating systems. In other words, compatibility with U.S. keyboard is mandatory.
5. The pronounciation and grammar must be simplified in order to be easily learned by non-slavic speakers.
6. The spoken and written Slovio Language must be easily understood by all Slavic speakers, without a need for special training. The vocabulary must be based on all Slavic languages, always selecting those words which are most universally understood by the largest number of Slavic speakers.
7. Slovio Language must be suitable for commercial purposes, as well as for educational, politicial and commercial internet presentations.
8. Slovio Language should try, whenver possible, use wovels and consonants pleasant to the ear and suitable for poetry, song and arts. At the same time it should be logical, with simple, regular and logical grammar.