Slovak Language

Along with Polish and Czech, Slovak belong to West Slavic languages. It was the national language in Slovakia since 1993 when Slovakia became independent from Czechoslovakia. However, documents show that it started to appear around the 15th century. According to history, it has originated from a Czech language dialect, and language’s features carry some similarities also with Polish. Language alphabet uses Latin script but includes small adjustments. Diacritics (ˇ, ´, ¨, ˆ) are added. Letters that do not carry a diacritic usually are pronounced as it is read.