Talk:Saints Cyril and Methodius

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Misconception about the Cyrillic alphabet[edit]

In the article, the Cyrillic alphabet is described as a descendant of the Glagolitic alphabet. This is largely false -- the majority of letters in the Cyrillic alphabet come from the Greek uncial script; only a few signs representing peculiar Slavic sounds were adapted from the Glagolitsa. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.111.185.47 (talk) 15:36, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Misconception about "Greekness" of the Byzance[edit]

"Byzantine Greek" may refer only to the period after 12th century and not to the times of Cyril and Methodius. The second reason to avoid the expression “Greek” would be because they probably were Slavs and NOT “Greek”. The third reason is that the expression “Greek" was pejorative at exactly that time and may reflect the Catholic reaction to their mission and the introduction of the Slave language in xenophobic Catholic West and Central Europe. This is a strong reason why the expression “Greek” should be avoided. Only “Byzantine” would be appropriate. Please correct.Buridan2001 (talk) 13:41, 23 January 2015 (UTC)