The Status of Serbo-Croat/Serbo-Croatian

Hopkins   Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:14 am GMT
Commercials in British English can be shown in US, and many British commercials feature American English. This is so untrue of Hindu/Urdu and Croatian/Serbian.

Furthermore, Serbians cannot understand Croatian dialects which are alive and kicking, they don't understand a simple dialog of Gruntovcani or Malo Misto show.
BCS   Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:13 am GMT
Even Croats can't understand some dialogs in Gruntovčani or Malo misto. It's heavy, local dialect. What's your point?
eastlander   Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:17 am GMT
It's not surprise,that Serbians can't understand Croatian dialects.Germans from Northern Germany can't understand some Swiss dialects,which are dialects of German too.
xyxyiz   Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:00 pm GMT
Dialects are not an argument; I personally can not understand some heavy northern Croatian dialects any more than I can understand Slovenian - no surprise somebody from Belgrade could not understand them either. I also can not understand certain forms of non-standard Italian, so what? Provided that the other person speaks STANDARD form of the language, even if lexically influenced a bit by their dialect, we can understand each other without problems. Dialects have always been a special case and have nothing to do with this story.
BCS   Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:09 pm GMT
He doesn't know what standard means. Still.
Bosanka   Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:13 pm GMT
Serbian is ugly.
BCS   Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:54 pm GMT
Please, post a link to a photo of yourself. I like opinionated chicks.
evidence   Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:19 pm GMT
Serbian is ugly
What about Croatian then?? It's more or less the same language....
不可&   Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:44 am GMT
Lafcadio Hearn   Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:27 pm GMT
BCS   Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:55 am GMT
Već više od godinu dana učiš srpski ili hrvatski ili neku drugu variantu, teško je reči jer ne odaješ svoje tajne. Možda je vrijeme, da pokažeš što si naučio? Napiši nešto, zašto da razgovaramo na engleskom kad možemo vježbati druge jezike. Nije li to svrha ovog foruma?
Vinopija   Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:12 pm GMT
Placuci je otisao onaj koji me nekoc tjerao u plac.
BCS   Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:26 pm GMT
Tko vino većera, vodu doručkuje.
sanskrit   Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:49 pm GMT
Puši kurac :-)
protoIE   Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:16 pm GMT
Jebo te 'ko ima pet minuta ;-)