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Roger Mills wrote:

>Joe wrote:
>jartur pavlenicvs wrote:
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>>>OCS is the western slavonic language, and Russian is the eastern one.
>>>There was another, so called Древнерусский (ancient russian), which is
>>>closer to the moder Russian language, but nevertheless most of modern
>>>Russian speakers wouldn't understand any of these (though I,
>>>personnaly, can adopt some texts).
>>>
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>>>
>>To adopt a massive oversimplification, Latin is to French as OCS is to
>>Russian.  It's the liturgical, traditional language, and
>>half-comprehensible without further education at best.
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>>
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>Not so sure-- I could be wrong, but I don't think OCS is the _direct_ 
>ancestor of Russian; though I'm also not sure which Slavic languages (if 
>any) are direct descendants of OCS in the Latin > French sense.
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I did say it was an oversimplificationl, but still, one could say that 
Latin (esp. Ecclesiastical Latin and Medieval Latin) isn't the direct 
ancestor of French, since French is descended from Vulgar Latin.