"Leo J. Moser" wrote: [snippet] > Bosnian(if such does now exist) I asked a friend from Sarajevo whether a Bosnian language could be said to exist. Her answer was that it was basically Serbo-Croat with a smattering of Turkish/Arabic loanwords, mainly in areas specific to Muslim culture/religion. I suppose when Bosnians have time to think about language standardisation rather than more pressing political/economic problems, these will become "official" Bosnian. Croatia is much further ahead in this respect, with a massive drive to "purify" the Croatian language i.e. get rid of obviously Serbian words. Even so, at the moment most linguists would probably still count Bosnian, croatian and Serbian as dialects of the same language. co'o mi'e robin.