The home of Fundamentals of Modern Belarusian
Last Updated 09/18/04
Welcome to vitba.org, a site dedicated to the Belarusian
Here you can find my current projects, which at the current time
consists only of the text Fundamentals
of Modern Belarusian.
In order to write Fundamentals, I wrote a
computer program that formed a concordance of the Belarusian language
based on the books available from knihi.com,
and I intend to post the entire concordance to this site sometime
(although it is quite large). Another thing remaining for me to
do is to post audio files of Belarusian speech on this site.
There is much besides this that needs to be
done. If anyone is willing to contribute, the following need to
- Pronunciation section added to Fundamentals.
- Book of exercises to go with Fundamentals.
- Dictionary to be made from concordance (this one would mean a
lot, and is the kind of project that really won't succeed without
- Proofreading of transcriptions. This of course can't be
done until I scan the originals and post them as well.
I've uploaded the rest of the transcriptions to the Culture section,
and added translations for them. There are some pretty
I'm back to school, um, hurray? and I've finally got internet
again. I've typed up a bunch of the transcriptions that I was
given by Prof. Rusak and uploaded them to the Culture section.
I'm sure it's full of mistakes, but they are interesting accounts.
Well, it's been a long time since anyone's sent me an email here.
Anyways, over the course of the summer, I've got the concordance filled
out and uploaded, but it's still pretty raw. I've also finished
converting FofMB to HTML format, so now it really is open.
Anyways, today on the advice of a friend, I took a look at something
called "belazar" but I have to say I'm a little sceptical of how its
going to turn out. Written for Windows X86, not GPL'd, and
expecting a lot of contribution from the community... Well,
if it were GPL'd I sure would feel a lot better about it. It
actually has me thinking about how I would attack the problem...
am i challenging myself? FofMB itself still isn't quite wrapped
up, though it's close.
Special thanks to Rydel from pravapis.org
for his help with FofMB. Another list of corrections to improve
Special thanks to Kern Lunde for the many corrections he sent me. I
have updated FofMB with corrections to those typos and errors he