LINGUIST List 4.1085

Tue 21 Dec 1993

All: Obituary: Blazhe Koneski

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Message 1: Blazhe Koneski

Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1993 13:36:14 Blazhe Koneski
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Subject: Blazhe Koneski

Readers of LINGUIST may well be interested in the following report. Blazhe
Koneski was a leading linguist and poet in Skopje, Macedonia. Born in 1921,
he as a very young man did the major work on standardizing the Macedonian
(Slavic) language when that became possible in late World War II Yugoslavia

Since then the language has thrived, despite some of its neighbors
officially not recognizing it, and is the main language of the newly
indepent Republic of Macedonia.

Wayles Browne,


Dear Colleagues,
I just received news that Blazhe Koneski passed away on 7 December. The
funeral and memorial service in Skopje will be on 9 December. Zuzana
Topolinska (her e-mail address is asked me to pass
the news on to the North American Slavistic community. I am sending this
to most colleagues for whom I have e-mail addresses. If any of you are on
Slavic or linguistic bulletin boards &/or have an e-mail address for SEEJ
&/or Language, please post this news.

Victor A. Friedman
work address: Slavic Dept., U. of Chicago, 1130 East 59th St., Chicago,IL
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