The Slavish tungs are the Indo-Europish tungs spoken by the Slavish folk. They are thought to come from an Or-tung called Or-Slavish, spoken throughout the Early Middle Eld, which followingly is thought to have come from the earlier Or-Balt-Slavish tung, linking the Slavish tungs to the Baltish tungs in a Balt-Slavish bond within the Indo-Europish bond.
The Slavish tungs are meanly (that is, also on the ground of out-of-tung things) split intro three under-bonds: East, West, and South, which together make up more than 20 tungs. Of these, ten have at least a thousand thousand speakers and are acknowledged as the folk tungs of the lands in which they are overwhelmingly spoken: Russish, Whiterussish and Ukrainish (of the East bond), Polish, Checkish and Slovakish (of the West bond) and Bulgarish and Macedonish (eastern undertungs of the South bond), and Serbish-Croatish and Slovenish (western undertungs of the South bond).
The spread of inborn spoken Slavish tungs today fills Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Middle Europe and all of the land of Russland, which inholds northern and north-middle Asia. Furthermore, many outland Slavish folk have built split-off bonds of speakers of their tungs all over the world. The tale of speakers of all Slavish tungs together is thought to be 315 thousand thousand. Even though they are spread over a great swath of land, the Slavish tungs are much less sundered from each other than Theedish and Romish tungs.
Balto-Slavic tung tree.
From the between-wye time wise men have meanly split Slavish tungs, on the ground of land and offspring, and with the brooking of writ, into three head twigs, that is, East, West and South. These three mean twigs show some of the following undertwigs:
- East Slavish
- West Slavish
- Upper Sorbish
- Lower Sorbish
- South Slavish
Some speechlorers think that there might have been a North Slavish twig as well. The Old Novgorod undertung may have shown some one-of-a-kind workings of this bond. How much understanding of eachother's tungs there is is also weighty in settling the West, East, and South twigs. Speakers of tungs within the same twig can mostly understand each other at least sometimes, but they cannot, overall, between twigs (which would be akin to an inborn English speaker seeking to understand any other Theedish tung).
The most glaring unlikenesses between the East, West and South Slavic twigs are in the right-writing of the tungs: West Slavish tungs (and Western South Slavish tungs - Croatish and Slovenish) are written with Latinish writing, and have had more Western Europish inflow from their nearness and speakers being Romish Catholish, whereas the East Slavic and Eastern South Slavish tungs are written in Cyrillish and, with Eastern Orthodox belief, have had more Greekish inflow. East Slavish tungs like Russish have, however, at the time of and after Peter the Great's Europishing struggle, taken in many words from Latinish, French, Theech, and Italish.
The threeway split of the Slavish tungs is not grounded on each tung's spoken undertungs. Of these, some so-called betweenish undertungs and mixed undertungs often bridge the gaps between unlike tungs, showing likenesses that do not stand out when matching Slavic written tungs. As a byword, Slovakish (West Slavish) and Ukrainish (East Slavish) are bridged by the Rusyn (under)tung of Eastern Slovakland and Western Ukraine. Matchingly, the Croatish Kajkavian undertung is more like Slovene than to the mean Croatish tung.
Although the Slavish tungs split from a shared or-tung later than any other bond of the Indo-Europish tung bond, there are enough unlikenesses between the sundry Slavish tungs and undertungs to make understanding eachother's speech between speakers of unlike Slavish tungs hard. Within the sundry lone Slavish tungs, undertungs may sunder less, as those of Russish, or much more, as those of Slovenish.