The appearance of the Mat in the Russian language due to the invasion of Mongol-Tatar yoke is a myth. The perpetrators of the emergence and popularization of banned words in Rus and later in Russia are quite different, said in an interview with radio Sputnik philologist Mykhailo Osadchy.
The appearance of the Mat in the Russian language right after the invasion of the Tatar-Mongol yoke – it is one of the most enduring and popular misconceptions. In fact obscene vocabulary existed in Russia long before the arrival of the Golden Horde, explained the Vice rector for science of the State Russian language Institute. Pushkina, doctor of Philology Mikhail Osadchy. According to him, once upon a time all the swear words were common.
"In the Russian language, obscene words, which we today call language, historically, was not the forbidden words or tabuirovannykh. They date back to very ancient words in the previous stages of the development of our language denotes it is a peaceful phenomenon. For example, one of the swear words – the same root with the word "needles" or "stick". They go back to a single ancient root, which meant a stick from the needles. Another word from the same root word "wander". The words that we today can’t pronounce it, was once quite acceptable", – told radio Sputnik philologist.
The process of turning common words taboo in Russia it is very difficult to trace, but it is well visible when the Mat was the most popular. Mikhail Osadchy believes that the present condition of the language we owe to the revolution of 1917.
"Most popular, the most popular Mat received after the 1917 revolution. Then to speak the Russian literary language was not just fashionable, and even to some extent dangerous. His speech a man could give his estates belonging to the nobility or clergy, and it was considered a death sentence. The authorities of that era in every way, boasted of his nation. This fashion on the common people and strong language from the mouth of government and strengthened the Mat in our culture, and made it so popular," explained the scholar in an interview with radio Sputnik.