> we learnt some macedonian in elementary school and nobody ever told us this is an artifficial language. So, frankly, I cannot belive this
You were fortunate enough to grow in a non-Stalinist socialist republic (as opposed to say N. Korea or Albania!), however I do hope you did not believe everything taught to you during the Tito regime! ...I never believed *everything* they told me in school, as the "cold war" was raging.