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Serbian is the official language of Serbia.  Serbia continues to be in the news and is known for the Vulcan conflict last decade. Serbian is also used as the minority language in Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Herzegovina. Serbian is a South Slavic language that has its roots in the Shtokavian Dialect. While Serbian is mutually intelligible with Croatian and Bosnian, it is not recommended that you use a Bosnian or Croation translator or interpreter for a Serbian translation.

When performing a Serbian translation, your Serbian translator should know that there are two different written scripts: Serbian Cryllic script and Serbian Latin script. Even though the Cryllic script has been accepted as the official script but there is no regulation of scripts in standard language.  So people, publishers and writers can use either script. However in official matters the accepted script is Serbian Cryllic. This is particularly important for official Serbian translations.

The Serbian translation needs to take into account that the Serbian Latin script has 30 characters. The vowel system is easy to understand with just 5 vowels.. On the other hand the learning the consonant system poses a task for the speakers of any other language. For Serbian interpreters, many native english speakers find it difficult to pronounce the palatal and africate consonant sounds which are characteristics of Serbian. Another typical Serbian language trait is the phonemic nature of voiced sounds and not of the aspirated sounds. L and R can both not only play the role of consonants but also be syllabic. This means that it is not uncommon to see a word with long consonant clusters without the presence of a vowel. Your serbian translation will take this information into account.

The Serbian translation has to address another challenge.  The trait that is particularly taxing is the phonetic interaction with its numerous exceptions. A particular consonant can change its sound depending on the iotation, the alphabet preceding and proceeding it and voicing and devoicing assimilation. Serbian Vocabulary has borrowed many root words from Proto Slavic Language, Germany and some from French and English as well. Serbian also has an extended system of accentuation. There are 4 accents with two being used for falling intonation and the other two for a rise in intonation.  Get your professional Serbian translation today.

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