The present Doodle observes Russian etymologist, word specialist, teacher, and creator Sergey Ozhegov on his 120th birthday celebration. Ozhegov distributed one of the primary ever Russian word references, the “Word reference 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 young person, he moved with his family to St. Petersburg, where he proceeded to seek after his undergrad instruction. Following his enthusiasm for etymology, Ozhegov started to incorporate 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 ability as a lettered college teacher and went through years sharpening his initial thoughts into his showstopper: the “Word reference of the Russian Language.”
Delivered in 1949, the principal release of the word reference contained 50,000 words and immediately had an effect on Russia’s logophiles. Before long, perusers started to request much more Russian words and expressions to be included, and the obliging Ozhegov endeavored to address each ask for. He regulated eight refreshed releases all through his vocation, and current forms of the persuasive reference have developed to incorporate nearly 80,000 words!
In any case, Ozhegov’s word reference alone didn’t characterize his vocation; he likewise 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 strange domain of the Russian semantic scene.