Did you know that a language called 'Slovio' has been created by a Slovak linguist called Mark Hucko to help Slavic speakers intercommunicate? It is derived from proto-Slavic, the ancient common ancestor of all Slavic languages. You can read about 'Slovio' in Wikipedia and there is a link to the official website of this language from there (www dot slovio dot com). As a person who understands Russian, Bulgarian and a bit of Ukrainian, I can understand Slovio perfectly! What do others think of this Slavic lingua franca?