The Slavic model of morphology is a traditional approach to describing Slavic morphology. It involves the creation of a list of linguistic materials without hierarchy, and contains narrative pseudo-statistic elements. The idea behind this approach is to describe the broadest range of Slavic morphological forms with the least amount of data.
There are various reasons for the emergence of this model, including the fact that Slavic languages share some common ancestral forms. One example is the widespread use of diminutives and metaphoric figures in the Slavic oral tradition. Another interesting feature of this model is its use of binary contrasts, akin to the dualistic philosophy of ancient Iran.
The Slavic numeral, as an example, alternates between noun-like and adjective-like behavior. This loss of the dual number left an unusual gap in the system, and some speakers either generalized the plural to fill the gap, or bound the dual-like form to a single noun. Others combined elements of both solutions.
The Slavic model agencja hostess is becoming more mainstream, particularly among European fashion designers. Diane von Furstenberg recently opened a boutique in Moscow, which featured a fall collection that was inspired by Russian literary heroines. Some Slavic models have become international superstars, such as Natalia Vodianova. A few years ago, she was a fruit seller in a Russian market. Now she has exclusive contracts with Calvin Klein and a charitable foundation that plans to build playschools for Russian children.
The Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian model is innovative in several ways. The Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian language has a generalized nominative/accusative dual for masculine nouns and a generalized dual-plural system for feminine nouns. In addition, while Bulgarian collapsed the Common Slavic numeral system into one, the Bosnian-Croatian-Croatian-Serbic system includes three distinct numeral subclasses. Despite the lack of numerals, jedan “one” remains an adjective-like noun, and genitive/accusative duals are common in other Slavic languages.
The Slavic vowel system is rich in quantity, pitch, and length. In addition to these, Slavic languages have a voiced stop, a voiced affricate, and a fricative sound. The loss of the yer changed the shape of the language, though the effects were different among dialects.
In addition, Slavic languages have a wide variety of consonants. In fact, Slavic languages have the most affricates of all Indo-European languages. These consonants are not as common in the protolanguage as in the Indo-European languages. Some Slavic languages also include nasal vowels.