Altaic language

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a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe

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Because Finnish (as well as the Altaic language groups, such as Turkish) has an agglutinating structure, relationships of time, place, etc.
The distribution of the Altaic languages is not limited to the tundra but is more widespread far to the south, running across Asia from Turkey to Japan.
Although this negative criticism has been very influential, leading almost to a consensus that no Altaic language family exists, supporters of the Ramstedt-Poppe theory have by no means disappeared.
The choice of features might be adequate, given that 37 features occur in at least one Altaic language and 21 occur in all of them.
In contrast to this picture, in the modern theory the Uralic languages are held to be completely unrelated to the Altaic languages.
Mongolian exhibits differential case markings, and Guntsetseg investigates the pattern of this marking in Mongolian in order to contribute to the study of case marking and case differentiation in general and particularly in Altaic languages.
This becomes apparent when we compare Mongolian to other Altaic languages.
Among their topics are the role of verbal morphology in established genealogical relations among languages, identifying the language of an unintelligible Scandinavian runic inscription, inclusive and exclusive in Altaic languages, gerunds in the Old Turkic and Mongol versions of "The Hungry Tigress," and enclitic zero verbs in some Eurasian languages.
Whether just the Altaic languages are genetically related or are a "family" formed by prolonged contact and exchange is also in dispute.
The retention of TAM marking in a modified form is more common, as attested in many Altaic languages that do not consistently differentiate between participles and nominalizations.
Altaic languages spread as far as Finland and later to Hungary.
UZBEK: A member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic languages spoken by 15 million people.
Since the Altaic languages, such as Turkish, work the same way, the following example from the Turkish language should make it more clear.
In this section we will examine the concept of speech as presented in the tree of Altaic languages and other trees.
It has also been shown to hold for other harmony types such as rounding harmony in Khalkha Mongolian (Goldsmith 1985) and Altaic languages more generally (Walker 2001), as well as in Tiv, a Niger-Congo language (Pulley-blank 1988).