The Russian language remained and is now the language of poets and prose writers, the language of culture and the means of transferring the national heritage of a huge cultural heritage from generation to generation. The feeling that the Russian language is undervalued now, and its role is underestimated, or even completely, is used by modern society for its own mercenary purposes, leaving dark spots of abusive words, replacing English-speaking and in other words with foreign dictionaries, Internet jargon and “verbiage.” But the secret of the Russian language is that it is amazingly flexible and rich, they can communicate with all classes and the same word can sound in dozens of variations and meanings. So “What is the secret of Russian language”, “Russian word” and “Why do I love Russian?”
Let’s reflect together, and the reasoning will be written in the form of an essay on the topic:
“The great and mighty Russian
The richness, euphony and greatness of the Russian language is a matter of admiration for many Russian classics. It is all the more surprising that our contemporaries underestimate his role, littering his speech with Anglicisms, jargon, vernacular expressions, new-fashioned Internet slang and abusive words. If everyone thought about the value of the Russian language and the tremendous possibilities for expressing thoughts, he would seek to know it even deeper and neglect other means. What is the secret of the Russian language and why do I love it so much? I’ll try to explain with the help of weighty arguments and illustrative examples.
The wealth of the Russian language is not in the number of lexical units fixed in the dictionary, but in its flexibility, which has no boundaries. For example, it is believed that most words are contained in the English language – about a million today. In the “Dictionary of the Modern Russian Literary Language” – only 131,000. But it does not take into account the unique feature of our speech: if we take into account all possible
word forms, then the number of lexical units in the Russian language will exceed 1.5 million.
Let us prove the consistency of the above argument with a concrete example. Take any noun from the dictionary of the Russian language. Let it be “Mom”. Create word forms (grammatical varieties) by case and number: mother, mother, mother, mother (singular genitive case), mothers (nominative plural), mothers, mothers, (o) moms. In English, the word “mother” has only one wordform – “mothers” (plural). Such a comparison can be cited with almost every noun in the Russian language: most of them can have 8 times more word forms than in the same English.
The dictionary of the Russian language is impressive in terms of the volume and flexibility of the meanings so that there is not enough life for complete mastery even if it is a question of a person who has this language as his native language. Very vividly prove the figures: an absolute record for the number of words used belongs to AS Pushkin – about 24 thousand words (from the “Dictionary of the Language of Pushkin”). A highly educated person uses a maximum of 8,000 words in his speech. The average “carrier of the Russian language” has even less: about 3-4 thousand words. Is this not a reason to think about how limited we are using the enormous potential of the Russian language and how ridiculous are attempts to “enrich” our speech with jargons or Internet slang.
The possibilities of the Russian language are so wide that you can replenish your vocabulary throughout your life and not even master half of it. The variety of word forms and meanings makes it possible to convey the tiniest shades of meanings, to compose colorful figurative descriptions, intelligibly express their thoughts – this is the virtuoso use of the richness of the Russian language.