Grammatica Slavico–Bohemica

Grammatica Slavico–Bohemica (Pressburg, 1746) is an integrated Slovak-Czech grammar published by a Slovak linguist Pavel Doležal. The preface was written by a polyhistor Matthias Bel.

Doležal's lingua Slavico-Bohemica is a diasystem of two "dialects" used by two different nations.[1] The Czech language is strictly the language of the Bible of Kralice[2]—the literal language used by Slovak Lutherans. The Slovak language is de facto an urban dialect of educated Slovaks from Skalica (Moravian Valley Western Slovak) with some non-Western Slovak features.[2] The work had a significant impact on further development of Czech and Slovak, introduced a new grammatical conception, a new classification of verbs and substantives and influenced later codification of the modern Czech language (Josef Dobrovský) as well as the codification of the Slovak language (Anton Bernolák).[3]


  1. ^ Ďurovič, Ľubomír (2004). O slovenčine a Slovensku (in Slovak). Bratislava: VEDA. p. 236. ISBN 80-224-0806-9.
  2. ^ a b Ďurovič 2004, p. 238.
  3. ^ Ďurovič 2004, p. 241.