Polish (polski) is a language of the Lechitic subgroup of West Slavic languages, used throughout Poland. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet, which has several additions to the letters of the basic Latin script. It is also the second most widely spoken Slavic language, after Russian and ahead of Ukrainian. Polish has six oral vowels and two nasal vowels. Polish is a highly inflected language, with relatively free word order, although the dominant arrangement is subject–verb–object. There are no articles, and subject pronouns are often dropped. Polish has, over the centuries, borrowed a number of words from other languages.