Grammatical Changes in Modern Literary Byelorussian

... Taraškievič's grammar was based on sound and quite orthodox principles and was not ultra-nationalistic, but gave an honest description of the language, not seeking to perpetuate linguistic features of certain dialects just because they were uniquely Belarusian. His description of the grammar seemed to be clearly borne out and illustrated by...literary texts...

... when...I was...able to see the first volume of the new Academy grammar of Belarusian, Hramatyka bielaruskaj movy, published in Minsk in 1962, I had the surprise of my life! I observed that many of the morphological features quoted by Taraškievič, often differing from the corresponding forms in Russian, had disappeared from the grammar, and even one or two forms, similar to those in Russian, were given which had not been quoted before by Taraškievič...

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