vonPeterhof wrote:n_j_f wrote:Out of interest for anyone studying Old Church Slavonic or has studied this in the past, which resources did you use? The only thing in English that seems to be available are a few grammars. I imagine that there is more available in Russian and other Slavic languages. Any recommendations for Russian language courses to learn OCS?
I used Старославянский язык: учебное пособие (Old Church Slavonic: a Tutorial) by Г.А. Турбин and С.Г. Шулежкова (G.A. Turbin, S.G. Shulezhkova). As far as materials in English go, I know the University of Texas has the introduction to its course available online. It seems pretty good from what I've seen, though it probably won't take you very far.
Старославянский язык: учебное пособие sounds exactly like what I was looking for and was hoping would exist in Russian. Now I just have to get my Russian up to scratch.
This is probably a stupid question since "church" is in the name, but are all OCS texts religious? Are there exist any historical records or 'literary' texts (for want of a better word) in OCS, or collection of legends and folk tales?