01/05/2018 (Fri) 21:07:17
You know, it's hard to pin down at times. But I know without looking whether someone is a Slav. Usually it's just a lack of commas, a tendency to make longer sentences and phrases, which Westerners would break up into smaller ones, or tighten up with colloquialisms. Y'all use paragraphs like the rest of us, though. I think Americans are the worst about using paragraphs to give the reader a break. I think it is the way our schools taught Language Arts, because the Brits and the Strayans are much less tl;dr.
I don't speak any Slavic languages so I'm not sure about the sentence structures in them. I've been reading stuff written by Poles, Russians, etc. tor over ten years now, so a lot of the stuff I pick up on has become instinctual and I have to really think about it to point it out. I'm going to go dig around aand see if there's anything else that comes to mind.