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Interslavic Language | Will Bulgarian, Polish and Croatian understand a CONSTRUCTED LANGUAGE? | #2


Cześć! Norbert here and this is the second part of the conversation in which we test whether the speakers of different Slavic languages. understand the Interslavic language It’s a constructed language that was created to facilitate communication between all the Slavs. In this video we have Pavel from Bulgaria, Andrija from Croatia, my friend Michał from Poland who speaks the Interslavic language and doesn’t know any Slavic language other than Polish. I’m also from Poland and I’ll be speaking Polish in the video. If you speak any Slavic language let us know in the comments how well you were able to understand this constructed language. Does it do the job it was designed for? Naczinamo! So now there’s the second challange Yes you have photo, a photography so there’s, on this photo there are six photos I’m speaking and you have to tell, to say which photo I’m talking about I understand Norbert: To put it on a piece of paper, right? The number. Michał: Yes. You have to write it on the paper Hey, Pavel, do you understand? Pavel: I understand you. Norbert: Pavel is undressing you so it’s fine… Michał: Exactly, he’s undressing me. Pavel: Give him some time to laugh a bit, to entertain himself! Pavel, do you know that the Polish word ‘rozbierać’ means… to take off the clothes? Pavel”: To take what? Michał: Clothes, well, “obleku” Pavel: Clothing. Clothes Michał: Yes. The clothes. To take off. Pavel: I didn’t know. Michał: Yes. That’s what it is. Do you see the photos? Yes, we see. Michał: Ok. In this photo there’s one man In this photo there are trees Andrija: Ok. Michał: There’s plenty of trees In this photo there’s water There’s a lake Yes, there’s water. Pavel: I’m ready. Michał: Ok. Norbert: I think not yet! Michał: What do you wrote there? Pavel: Do you want me to show it to you now or later? Michał: I can’t see it. Norbert: Not yet! Things are still missing. Pavel: No, it’s on the other side  Michał: I can’t see it. Norbert: Not yet! Things are still missing. Pavel: I’m ready. Just waiting for you  Michał: Wait! In this photo the man doesn’t have a cap. He doesn’t have anything on his head. and in this photo the man is sitting he’s not standing, he’s sitting he’s not on his feet, he’s sitting So, do you need more information? Andrija, Pavel: No. Norbert: I know it too, Pavel: We are ready. Are we ready? Michał: 3, 2, 1 Show! Michał: Yes, that’s the photo number three. Norbert: Everybody guessed correctly! Great! Michał: Do you have any questions or something? Andrija, Pavel: No. Norbert: It was really easy for me. Pavel: Very simple actually  Michał: It was easy and now it’s gonna be hard It’s gonna be hard now! Michał: You need to take your a piece of paper and draw to make a drawing, to draw something Pavel: Nothing? Michał: Yes, I will be saying something Pavel: Ok. Michał: and you have to draw what I’m saying Andrija: Right. Norbert: Ok. There’s a field and on the field there’s green grass. Pavel: I don’t have green. Just black, brother. Andrija: Neither do I. Norbert: Green – I happen to have a green one. Michał: It doesn’t have to be green. It can be black. But just draw the grass. Norbert: Just the gras.. Michał: Yes: Black glass. There is grass on the field. Pavel: How do you draw a field? Let’s see! Michał: In the middle of the field there’s a lake on the lake there’s an bird swimming, a fish is jumping out of the water Pavel: One moment! Pavel: A fish. Andrija: That’s ok. Michał: On the left to the lake there’s a tree and it doesn’t have any leaves. A naked tree. on the tree there’s a nest and in the nest there are eggs Pavel: Eggs? Norbert: Yes, they are. Michał: Yes. Pavel: One egg is down? Michał: One egg has fallen from the tree It’s down on the ground and and it’s all broken. Pavel: Broken. Michał: It got broken, yes. Pavel: How do you draw a broken egg? Pavel: Ok. Norbert: Yes. Michał: And on the right to the lake there’s a house There is left and right. Left and ‘desno’ The right is the same as ‘desno.’ The house has a door, two windows and a chimney Pavel: What is ‘okna’? Michał ‘Okno’ is… There is a house and you can see the world through the window. Pavel: All clear. Ok. Michał: That’s a window. Norbert: A window with or without a vent? Michał: A normal window. Norbert: A normal window, with a vent. Michał: It can have a vent. The house has a chimney and the smoke is flowing out of the chimney Pavel: Yes. It has a smoke? Michał: Yes. From the chimney Pavel: Ok. Michał: The smoke is reeking from the chimney. And near the house, next to the house there’s a man and a dog Well, you’re artists now. Right. Michał: Beautiful dog. Pavel: Beautiful! Michał: I also had a problem with a dog. Michał: Do you have it? Andrija: Yes. Norbert: I do. Michał: Pavel is still creating a dog. Pavel: I’m ready. Michał: Ok. He’s ready. And there’s also a pig and a cow on the field Norbert: I’m ready. Pavel: Ready. Andrija: Me too. Michał:: My drawing looks a bit different because I described to you only half of the drawing. but we needed to make it shorter, because we don’t have enough time So, how will we do it? First, you show your drawings and after that I show mine? Norbert: Maybe all at once will show theirs. And then everybody describes their drawing in their own language. Norbert: 3-4 Let’s show it! Pavel: Pisacco! Norbert: Great! Michał: A new era of drawing initiated. Norbert: A new era of drawing. Norbert: But something is wrong with my camera because everything is flipped! Pavel: We see all details. You are a master 😉 Michał: Mine is flipped too. Michał: On my drawing is on this side. Norbert: This is my left. Andrija: It’s the other way round. Norbert: Ok. Attention now! Everyone describes the drawing in their own language. Norbert: We don’t have to show it any more. Everyone describes the drawing in their own language. Just wait cause my roomie is making a smoothie! Norbert: So let’s start with Pavel, maybe. Pavel: ‘Pavla’? Norbert: Let’s start ‘od Pavla’ (using the Genitive case) Pavel: Well, what can I say… Everything is in black. I don’t have any green. One field, a big one, a lake in the middle, which has to be blue. Inside the lake, you see, a fish hops around. And one bird floats there, let me just say it’s a goose. You look to the left and see a tree without leaves. It’s probably autumn, even winter and there are no leaves. There is a nest with eggs inside and you see… one of them has fallen … gravitation… It got broken. On the right there is a house with two windows and a chimney from which there’s smoke is coming out. Apparently indeed winter is coming and people must get warm. Outside there’s a man standing with his dog And on the other side, a cow and a pig are watching all this and wondering “what the hell is going on here” Did you understand? Andrija: Yes. Michał: Yes. Norbert: So so. Norbert: Ok. So now Andrija. Describe your drawing! Andrija: Okay, in the picture is a field and in the middle of the field is a lake. A bird is standing in the middle of the lake, miraculously, and a fish is jumping out of the lake On the left of the lake is a tree. The tree has no leaves, it is naked. And on one branch on the tree stands a nest. The nest is full of eggs, but one egg has fallen out of the nest, it has fallen from the tree and fell to the ground and broke, it is broken. On the right of the lake is a house. The house has doors and two windows. In the house is a chimney, from which smoke is going. Next to the house a man and his dog are standing. In the field, a little behind the lake, there are two more animals, a pig and a cow, which looks more like a dinosaur, but ok. Norbert: Great! Michał: But Norbert, you still have to (…). You still didin’t say it. Pavel: No, he hasn’t spoken. Norbert: Right. It’s me now. In my picture there is a field and in the middle of the field there is a lake On the lake there is a bird, baby a duck a fish is jumping out of the lake, out of the water On the left to the lake there is a tree. The tree has no leaves, it is naked. and on the tree there’s a nest and in the nest there are eggs but one egg has fallen to the ground and broke. There is a broken egg. On the right to the lake is a house. The house has doors and two windows. The house has a chimney and the some reeks from the chimney. Next to the house a human and a dog are standing. There are a human and a dog. In the field, there are two more animals, a pig and a cow, And of course there is green grass in the field Green – I made sure it’s green. That’s how my drawing looks like. Norbert: So did we manage to communicate? What do you think, guys? Michał: Did we communicate? Andrija: Yes. I agree. Pavel: We understood each other. Michał: Andrija, Did you think that this bird on the lake is standing or swimming? Andrija: My bird is standing. Norbert: Mine is floating. And yours, Pavel. What is your ‘ptica’ doing? Pavel: Both. It alternates. A bit of floating. A bit of standing. Michał: Yes, it’s floating/swimming. Michał: Did you understand me or did you forget that it’s floating? Andrija: To be quick, it’s standing. I don’t know why. Michał: Ok. Norbert: It’s definitely standing. Andrija: There is no water in the lake. It’s dried up. Norbert: That’s why this fish is jumping so much. Michał: …or this bird is like Jesus. Norbert: It’s walking on water. Michał: It’s walking on water. Michał: Do you have any questions? Did you not understand something? Pavel: Yes. I have a question. Where do you live? Michał: I live in Poland. Pavel: Why is it 9 am at your place? Pavel: Why is it 9 am at your place? Michał: What? Pavel: Yes, look at your clock. It shows 9:15 or something! Michał: But it’s old. It doesn’t work. Michał: Now I’m… Norbert: This time is out of date.
Michał: Now I’m… It’s not my house Norbert: This time is out of date. Now I’m in… It’s not my house… Pavel: Did you break into a house in order to make the video? Michał: Yes, I’m at my friend’s now, He has the microphone and I don’t have a microphone… How did it go for you? How well do you understand the Interslavic language? Let us know in the comments below. You’ll find all sorts of language experiments on my channel so subscribe and hit the bell if that’s your thing. By the way, I’m a Polish teacher and if you enjoy learning languages through conversation and interesting content check out my Polish courses. Do zobaczenia w kolejnym filmie! Cześć!

11 Replies to “Interslavic Language | Will Bulgarian, Polish and Croatian understand a CONSTRUCTED LANGUAGE? | #2”

  • I'm Russian, I've learned Polish, I'm learning Bulgarian so I understand like 99% of it especially when written

  • It was easy:) I am from Ukraine and i have not any problems in understanding Polish and Croatian, but i have problems in understanding Bulgarian

  • As a Macedonian speaker I was able to understand 99% of Interslavic, Bulgarian and Croatian. With the right context, and after watching a lot of your videos lately, Polish was also more or less understandable.

  • No to ładnie:). Medzyluvianski jazyk ma przyszłośc przed sobą. Będzię mocniej spajał ze sobą słowiańskie kraje. Pozdrowienia dla Norberta.

  • Fajne wideo jeszcze raz. Tu moj feedback: ja mowie po polsku i po rosyjsku I zrozumialem wszystko, Co powiedzial Michal. To Co powiedzial Andrija bylo tez bardo jasne. Mam kilka klopotow z Pavlem : mam wrazenie ze bulgarskim nie sie wymawia wszystko Co sie piszy (on mowi ста Ale Sie piszy става) I Pavel mowi troche szybko. Bez podpisow byloby bardzo skomplikowane rozumiec bulgarski.

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