Hi, in this article I will compare two Slavic languages - Belarusian and Polish.
Countries, where it's official Edit
As for Belarusian, it's not very common, compared to English and Chinese. It's got 7 million speakers and only one country where it's an official state language. It's obvious. It's Belarus. But, it also has got 2 countries where it's a regional official language. These are Czech Republic and Poland. In Poland it's a regional language only in certain parts of it. Actually, in certain parts of a certain part of Poland. It's a regional language in parts of Podlaskie Voivodeship. These parts are one city and four 'gminas'. The city is Hajnówka. The 'gminas' are Gmina Hajnówka, Gmina Orla, Gmina Narewka and Gmina Czyże. Also, Belarusian language has two countries where it's one of languages for international service. These countries are China and Vatican City.
As an official state language, Polish language has also one country - Poland. Also, European Union has Polish as one of the official languages. As a regional language, Polish has 5 countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Czech Republic.
Writing system Edit
Belarusian language has Cyrillics writing system and Polish has the Latin one.
My description Edit
I think, that Belarusian is some kind of a mix of Russian language and Ukrainian language. I think I could even say, that most of the words are Ukrainian words written with Russian writing rules.
As for Polish, I think it's a mix of most Slavic languages and a Latin writing system.
Belarusian language has these letters:
А а, Б б, В в, Г г, Д д, Е е, Ё ё, Ж ж, З з, І і, Й й, К к, Л л, М м, Н н, О о, П п, Р р, С с, Т т, У у, Ў ў, Ф ф, Х х, Ц ц, Ч ч, Ш ш, Ы ы, Ь ь, Э э, Ю ю, Я я.
Polish language has these letters:
A a, Ą ą, B b, C c, Ć ć, D d, E e, Ę ę, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, Ł ł, M m, N n, Ń ń, O o, Ó ó, P p, R r, S s, Ś ś, T t, U u, W w, Y y, Z z, Ź ź, Ż ż.