Iazychie (Ukrainian: Язичіє, Yazychiye) was an artificial language used in the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries in Halychyna, Bukovina, and Zakarpattia in publishing mostly of reactionary direction particularly by Ukrainian Russophiles (Moskvophiles). It was an inconsistent combination of lexical, phonetic and grammar elements of the vernacular Ukrainian language (including narrowly dialectical predominantly of southwestern origin), Old Ukrainian (Ruthenian language), Polish, Russian, Old Slavic. Nikolay Chernyshevsky called "Iazychie" as a mutilation of language and sharply was condemning it. Against the use of "Izychie" struggled Ivan Franko and other representatives of west Ukrainian progressive intelligentsia.
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