Iazychie (Ukrainian: Язичіє, Yazychiye) was a language variant in the 19th century and the early 20th century in Halychyna, Bukovina, and Zakarpattia in publishing, mostly of a reactionary persuasion, particularly by Ukrainian Russophiles (Moskvophiles). It was an inconsistent combination of lexical, phonetic and grammatical elements of vernacular Ukrainian (including dialects of predominantly southwestern origin), Old Ukrainian (Ruthenian language), Polish, Russian and Old Slavic.
Nikolay Chernyshevsky called "Iazychie" a mutilation of the language and sharply condemned it. Ivan Franko and other representatives of Western Ukraine's progressive intelligentsia also opposed "Iazychie".
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