Slovak speakers are also found in the United States, the Czech Republic, Argentina, Serbia, Ireland, Romania, Poland, Canada, Hungary, Croatia, the United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Ukraine and many other countries worldwide.
Personal and geographical names from other languages using Latin alphabets keep their original spelling unless a fully Slovak form of the name exists (e.g. Slovak features some heterophonic homographs (words with identical spelling but different pronunciation and meaning), the most common examples being krásne Word order in Slovak is relatively free, since strong inflection enables the identification of grammatical roles (subject, object, predicate, etc.) regardless of word placement. Czech also influenced the language in its later development.
The article makes note of some of these spaces and draws distinctions between them.
It also highlights the ‘hyperpersonal’ theory first noted by Walther (1996), which contends that under certain conditions individuals form closer relationships online than they would in the physical world.
Literary Slovak shares significant orthographic features with Czech, as well as technical and professional terminology dating from the Czechoslovak period, but phonetic, grammatical, and vocabulary differences do exist.
Slavic language varieties tend to be closely related, and have had a large degree of mutual influence, due to the complicated ethnopolitical history of their historic ranges.