Example of the Cyrillic alphabet: excerpt from the manuscript "Bdinski Zbornik" written in Old Slavonic, 1360
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A page from the Gospel of Miroslav, Serbian medieval manuscript, a 12th-century Byzantine-Slavonic book, National Library of Serbia.
The Introduction of the Slavonic Liturgy in Great Moravia (1912), by Alphonse Mucha, The Slav Epic
"Simeon I of Bulgaria, the Morning Star of Slavonic Literature". (1923), by Alphonse Mucha, The Slav Epic

In Old Church Slavonic, the locative is mostly used with preposition.

- Locative case

Nominals can be declined in three grammatical genders (masculine, feminine, neuter), three numbers (singular, plural, dual) and seven cases: nominative, vocative, accusative, instrumental, dative, genitive, and locative.

- Old Church Slavonic

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Classification of Czech within the Balto-Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family. Czech and Slovak make up a "Czech–Slovak" subgroup.

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West Slavic language of the Czech–Slovak group, written in Latin script.

West Slavic language of the Czech–Slovak group, written in Latin script.

Classification of Czech within the Balto-Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family. Czech and Slovak make up a "Czech–Slovak" subgroup.
The Bible of Kralice was the first complete translation of the Bible into the Czech language from the original languages. Its six volumes were first published between 1579 and 1593.
Josef Dobrovský, whose writing played a key role in reviving Czech as a written language.
Official use of Czech in Vojvodina, Serbia (in light blue)
Praha, Texas
A Czech vowel chart
A Czech-language sign at the entrance to a children's playground
A street named after Božena Němcová with her name declined in the genitive case (a sign probably from the time of the Protectorate).
The handwritten Czech alphabet
Josef Jungmann, whose Czech-German dictionary laid the foundations for modern Standard Czech.
Dialects of Czech, Moravian, Lach, and Cieszyn Silesian spoken in the Czech Republic. The border areas, where German was formerly spoken, are now mixed.
A headstone in Český Krumlov from 1591. The inscription features the distinctive Bohemian diphthong, spelled.
Traditional territory of the main dialect groups of Moravia and Czech Silesia. Green: Central Moravian, Red: East Moravian, Yellow: Lach (Silesian), Pink: Cieszyn Silesian, Orange: Bohemian–Moravian transitional dialects, Purple: Mixed areas

The function of the written language was initially performed by Old Slavonic written in Glagolitic, later by Latin written in Latin script.

One study showed that Czech and Slovak lexicons differed by 80 percent, but this high percentage was found to stem primarily from differing orthographies and slight inconsistencies in morphological formation; Slovak morphology is more regular (when changing from the nominative to the locative case, Praha becomes Praze in Czech and Prahe in Slovak).