The present Doodle observes Russian language specialist, etymologist, professor, and creator Sergey Ozhegov on his 120th birthday celebration.
Ozhegov distributed one of the primary ever Russian word references, the “Dictionary of the Russian Language,” which is as yet held up as a norm of Russian phonetics today.
Sergey Ivanovich Ozhegov was conceived on this day in 1900 in the western Russian town of Kamennoe. As a youthful adolescent, he migrated with his family to St. Petersburg, where he proceeded to seek after his undergrad training.
Following his energy for phonetics, Ozhegov started to assemble a “Russian Language Explanatory Dictionary” just as a word reference committed to the language dramatist Aleksander Ostrovsky utilized in his work.
After graduation, Ozhegov went down his skill as a lettered college educator and went through years sharpening his initial thoughts into his perfect work of art: the “Dictionary of the Russian Language,”
Delivered in 1949, the main version of the word reference contained 50,000 words and immediately had an effect on Russia’s logophiles.
Before long, perusers started to request significantly more Russian words and expressions to be included, and the obliging Ozhegov endeavored to address each ask for.
He directed eight refreshed releases all through his profession, and current renditions of the compelling reference have developed to incorporate about 80,000 words!
Be that as it may, Ozhegov’s word reference alone didn’t characterize his profession; he additionally established the Standard of Speech Center to give language training to TV entertainers, and today the structure where he lived carries on his heritage as the Russian Language Institute.
Much obliged to you, Sergey Ozhegov, for planning the unknown region of the Russian semantic scene.