On May 24, the entire Slavic world solemnly celebrates the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture, timed to coincide with the Day of Remembrance of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Brothers Cyril and Methodius. This is a holiday of enlightenment, native words, native books, native culture and literature.
As part of the celebration of the great historical event, an online meeting of teachers of Petrozavodsk State University with students and teachers of the Rabocheostrovsk secondary school, specialists of the city library took place in the library of the Kemsky urban settlement.
Philologists of the Laboratory of Linguistic Local Lore and Linguistic Ecology of the Humanitarian Innovation Park read popular science lectures to schoolchildren and guests of the library about interesting research in the field of linguistics.
The riddle of the ancient Slavic alphabet was revealed by the candidate of philological sciences Elena Rafkhatovna Guseva. It is assumed that the Slavic alphabet is a coherent text – the parting word of Constantine the Philosopher, in the monastic life of Cyril, everyone who begins to study literacy is introduced to knowledge. Cyril’s sermon is a call to active good, spiritual ascent.
The history of the emergence of Christian names in Russia was the subject of a lecture by Irina Alekseevna Kyurshunova, Doctor of Philology. The listeners learned that most of the personal names used in the Russian onomasticon are of Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic origin. They gradually entered the Russian language, adapting to the pronunciation and grammatical norms of the language. The guests of the meeting were very interested in the names of our ancestors who once lived on the territory of the Kemsky region. The topic of the alphabet was continued by Irina Nikolaevna Dyachkova, Candidate of Philology, who spoke about the secrets of ancient letter names. Irina Nikolaevna drew attention to the etymology of the names of the letters “word”, “r’tsi”, “letter”, “verb”. The listeners learned about family ties connecting such words in Russian,
Marina Pavlovna Ukhova, Director of the Interdistrict Resource Center of PetrSU in Kem, and Lyudmila Anatolyevna Korchuganova, Director of the Kemsky Urban Settlement Library, thank the scientists of the Laboratory of Linguistic Local History and Linguistic Ecology of the Humanitarian Innovation Park of Petrozavodsk State University for a fascinating and informative journey into the history of Russian culture.
The event was held as part of the implementation of the roadmap for 2021 with the Kemsky municipal district with the organizational support of the Interdistrict Resource Center of PetrSU in the city of Kem.