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Bulgarian language: Quiz


Question 1: The letter ь marks the softening (________) of any consonant before /ɔ/.
EpenthesisPalatalizationConsonant mutationTone (linguistics)

Question 2: Prehistoric period - occurred between the Slavonic migration to eastern Balkans and the mission of ________ to Great Moravia in the 860s.
BulgariansOrthodox ChurchSaints Cyril and MethodiusPope John Paul II

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Question 4: Furthermore, in the speech of many young people the more common and arguably velarized allophone of /l/ is often realized as a labiovelar ________ [w].
Approximant consonantConsonantFricative consonantFlap consonant

Question 5: The latter ________ is called свръхякане ("svrah-yakane" ≈"over-softening").
German languageHypercorrectionSwedish languageEnglish language

Question 6:
  • neka, as an interjection, can also be used to express judgement or even ________ - neka mu! - "he deserves it!".

Question 7: Similar developments, termed L-vocalization, have occurred in many languages, including Polish, Serbo-Croatian and certain dialects of English such as Cockney and ________.
Southern American EnglishAfrican American Vernacular EnglishEnglish languageAmerican English

Question 8: The language is mainly split into two broad dialect areas, based on the different reflexes of the Common Slavic ________ vowel (Ѣ).
YusShort IZhe (Cyrillic)Yat

Question 9: Nouns and adjectives have the categories ________, number, case (only vocative) and definiteness in Bulgarian.
Grammatical genderFrench languageInflectionNoun class

Question 10: The first mention of the language as the "Bulgarian language" instead of the "Slavonic language" comes in the work of the Greek clergy of the Bulgarian Archbishopric of Ohrid in the 11th century, for example in the Greek hagiography of ________ by Theophylact of Ohrid (late 11th century).
First Bulgarian EmpireBulgarian Orthodox ChurchHistory of BulgariaClement of Ohrid


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