Altaic language


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Synonyms for Altaic language

a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe

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The authors of the Etymological Dictionary of the Altaic Languages (EDAL) consider Altaic a language family of great time-depth, extending back to the fifth millennium B.
This is a review article of: Etymological Dictionary of the Altaic Languages.
Budenz' correspondences, the number of correspondences Hungarian shares with the Altaic languages (and Yukaghir) in fact nearly match the number of correspondences Hungarian shares with the (Finno-) Ugric/Uralic languages, according to modern knowledge.
11 words are recognised as being of Uralic origin, but they also have a parallel in the Altaic languages and/or Yukaghir according to UEW (items number 1, 2, 8, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30);
2 words are connected with Altaic languages, although with uncertainty (number 1 and 3);
Unfortunately, this sort of reduplication is thoroughly described for a select few Altaic languages, particularly in the Turkic family where the process is fairly productive (e.
Based on the facts from Oroqen and other observations about the operation of reduplication in Altaic languages, we argue that emphatic reduplication is borrowed into Tungusic, most likely from Turkic via Mongolic.
A common method by which all Altaic languages indicate emphasis of adjectives.
Where the other Altaic languages, those of the Turkic and Mongolic families, are relatively homogeneous, Tungusic represents a highly diverse linguistic family, making it of especial importance for working out the phonology and structure of Altaic as a whole.
Undoubtedly Manchu will play an important role in the ultimate solution to the much debated question of the genealogical status of the Altaic languages, and without a doubt Manchu plays a central role in comparative Tungusic linguistics.
183) and that: "However, several scholars, including Janhunen (1999 : 31) claim that the Altaic languages are very young, mainly because the individual branches show very little diversity.
237-238), nor by invoking the overall typological similarity between Uralic and Altaic languages (p.
fa subsequent to its several different borrowings into the Altaic languages.
When he found this same etymology in the course of reading through the proofs of Japanese and the Other Altaic Languages (Chicago, 1971), 145-46, Poppe urged me to delete it; perhaps I should have taken his advice.
There are a number of features of the northern Chinese dialects that suggest that they were influenced by Altaic languages that bordered them on the north.