June 15, 2012 at 11:56 am #354813
Yes that is the vulgar part I was talking about, that the colloquial language got raised to the literary standard. In a conversation you usually lose some letters, like kao > ko', stol > sto', sokol > soko', historija > 'istorija. Now it is nothing wrong when used in a conversation, but using it as a literary standard is a desecration of the language in my eyes. Unfortunately the linguistic 'experts' see it otherwise, or do not see it at all. Croats are far more stricter concerning that.
Well, I've mostly noticed it in Serbia. Montenegro and Bosnia seem to do this less, though I'm not sure how much less.