Introducing a new language? -Serbian (Ijekavian)
Hi there! I would like to discuss about potential introducing of a new language: Serbian (Ijekavian). As we know, Serbian language is a Southern Slavic language spoken by approx. 9 millions people. It has the official status in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and so-called 'Republic of Kosovo'. It is also recognized minority language in: Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro (it is a political decision because majority of Montenegrins speak Serbian), then Slovakia, Czech Republic, Macedonia and Romania. Its main writing script is Serbian Cyrillic. Standard Serbian dialect is 'ekavica' or 'Serbian (Ekavian)', reffered simply as 'Serbian' which is spoken in Serbia. But, in the Bosnian enthity of Republika Srpska, official dialect is 'ijekavica' or 'Serbian (Ijekavian)', which can be misunderstood as Bosnian language, but Bosnian language is written in Latin script, while Serbian (Ijekavian) uses Cyrillic. Serbian (Ijekavian) is also in very common use in Montenegro, beside the official language is Montenegrin, which is, in fact, an invented language.
As Serbian (Ijekavian), I would categorize lyrics written by artists of Serbian nationality born in Croatia, Montenegro and Republika Srpska, and also some "Serbian Patriotic Songs" lyrics.
Here you can find something more about this topic:
Please note that all of these languages: Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian, Montenegrin, Croatian (Chakavian), Croatian (Kajkavian) are reffered as "Serbo-Croatian language" which is exclusively a linguistical, not a political term.
I hope we will discuss this topic.
With kind regards from Montenegro,