The purpose of this experimental thread is to make it possible for you to test your comprehension skills and to compare the sounds of various Slavic languages. The idea is that someone will post a link to an audio/video clip in a Slavic language and other members will try to understand it. A transcription will appear at some later point. WR rules (click here to read the full version) say: For this thread - and only for this thread in the Other Slavic Languages forum only - the moderators decided to make an exception: Audio/video links (including Youtube links) complying with our guidelines (see below) can be posted without being pre-approved by moderators. However, moderators may remove links ex post anytime at their own discretion. Guidelines: 1. The clips should be easily accesible to everyone. Choose international politics or other topics that do not require deep knowledge of your country's history, culture or of other very specialized issues etc. News clips with trained voices are ideal. 2. Post Youtube links or links to broadcasters (radio, TV). Other decent Youtube-like servers are permissible, too, but moderators will remove links to servers with adult ads, annoying pop-up windows and suspicious websites of all kinds. If you have doubts, you can contact one of the moderators of the OSL forum privately. 3. Post clips of reasonable length - 2 or 3 minutes. 4. No songs, just clips with fluent speech. 5. It is clearly impossible to have a reasonable and tractable discussion with several clips for each Slavic language. If another forero has already posted a link for your language, please do not post another unless it has a special value added for the discussion. If moderators consider a language sufficiently well represented, they may remove otherwise acceptable new links. 6. Since this is probably going to be a long thread, please make sure that you know how to use the multiquote feature. 7. This thread is meant for standard versions of Slavic languages. Depending on the success of this thread, moderators may decide to open threads for dialects. I hope it will be a fruitful and rewarding thread. Edit: Clarification The general forum rules say that you must not publish Youtube links (sorry for confusion - I quoted it because even some very senior members do not know it ). Afterwards, I wrote that in this thread, Youtube links will be allowed (even without moderator approval) as long as they respect the aforementioned guidelines. Please do not post Youtube or other audio/video links in other threads as they will be removed without prior notice.