Bulgarian professor: Macedonian is a separate literary language, not a dialect

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There is no doubt that the Macedonian language is literary, not a dialect, and the history of the Macedonian language does not begin with the Comintern. Those who claim that the Macedonian language is artificial must be told that the Bulgarian language is also an artificial construction and was created in the 19th century, claims Aleksandar Kjosev, culture historian and literary scholar, professor at Sofia University “St. Clement of Ohrid”. The BGNES agency reported that Kjosev, otherwise the head of the Cultural Center at Sofia University, organized a translation from Macedonian to Bulgarian and from Bulgarian to Macedonian language at an event in the center and spoke about four views on the relations between the Bulgarian and Macedonian languages.

Modern science investigates and explains clearly how modern nations came into being and how literary languages ​​are codified.

“I dare to say that I agree with this position and the central objection of the Bulgarian side, that Macedonian is an artificial construction. This attitude says something very simple, that the Bulgarian language is also an artificial construction. It is an artificial construction that was created during one century, the 19th century, and which codified the language in order to have an identity – a political identity, not a linguistic identity”, stressed Professor Kjosev.

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